Supreme truth can only be contained in silence- not in finite words.In a state of complete silence, we put our mind in a state of quiescence and it becomes the perfect instrument through which the best of ourselves manifests.
It is a noisy world we live in. People talk loudly on cell phones.Ring tones can be heard in once serene restaurants. Most cars have radios on.Most homes have TVs on.I see people chatting on mobile while eating their meals.Not good for digestion.
Each of us, I suggest, must find time for what i call Silence,Solitude and Stillness.At least, find some time( say 15 minute a day) to be quiet and have a calm mind. The calm mind means Courage so that you may face without fear the truth and difficulties of the path. It also means steadiness, so that you may make light of the troubles which come into everyone’s life and avoid the incessant worry over little things into which many people spend most of their time.
Trust me! This is the best practice which will make you much better at work, at home and most importantly with yourself.
Some Practical Strategies:
⦁ When you are in your car or in a taxi,Keep the radio off.Use that time to renew.To observe. To introspect.
⦁ Take 15 minutes before you sleep to immerse yourself in peace or silent.Just chill. Get comfortable with no noise.Get comfortable with yourself.
⦁ Take a daily vow of silence.
These strategies are not just for monks. Its for smart executives,entrepreneurs and business people. Talking takes away a ton of energy.I can’t believe how much some people talk. All day long- on their mobile, at the water cooler and on the train home. It is exhausting just to watch them. Be silent for 15 minutes a day.You will have more energy. More peace. More joy. And so, better performance.
Fight the noise.Get away from the maddening crowds- at least for a bit.You will be happy you did.I do this! you also may try.