Most of us don’t like silence, because it forces us to confront ourselves. And sometimes what we find staring back is emptiness.
We’re also afraid of silence because we equate silence with insignificance. We want to be heard and seen. We want to make ourselves relevant. We want to be somebody in the eyes of others.
The desire to make ourselves feel relevant can be very strong. But in our quest to be heard and noticed and thought well of by others we often drown out our inner voice.
We are constantly in search of something we already have, but each of us already has everything we truly need within is. The peace we seek is not out there somewhere. It’s in the here and now, in this moment, within us.
If you want to know yourself, turn off the T.V., the radio, the internet and the running dialogue in your head. Go to a quiet place and spend time alone. This is where you will meet yourself. This is where you’ll learn about what is really important to you.
While sitting in silence we can hear and see things we otherwise wouldn’t and our desires become few and simple. We find our inner voice of contentment and realize that we are already everything we need to be. Silence helps to bring us back to a place of rest and clarity within, away from the noise of the world.