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I am enjoying the silence more and more. Simply being present with what (or who) is. And the magical thing about it is that I am also laughing more, smiling more, and enjoying the busier side of things more and more too. This is how balance works. Like magic, it harmonizes all things.
For me embracing the silence and whatever "is", whatever feeling, thought, awareness, or other is presenting itself, is all beautiful. It is all life. And it is all God. It all flows. None of it is permanent. So all of it is precious. And this moment is perfect, whether I am with friends or alone, at work or in meditation, talking or enjoying the sound of the birds in the trees.
"This is it. This moment is my life completely." And each moment, and each moment. And I have found a beautiful and happy (serene) friend in the Silence. Namaste
A note on Silence today from DailyOm:
Working through Silence
Our lives are typically filled with noise. There are the noises from the outside world that we cannot control, and there are the noises we allow into our lives. These noises, from seemingly innocuous sources like the television and radio, can actually help us avoid dealing with uncomfortable thoughts and emotions. However, using noise as a distraction hurts more than it helps because you are numbing yourself to what may be internally bubbling up to the surface for you to look at and heal. Distracting yourself with talk-radio, television, or other background noises can also prevent you from finding closure to issues that haunt you.
Noise as a distraction can affect us in many ways. It can help you stay numb to emotions that you don’t want to feel, allow you to avoid dealing with problems, distract you from having to think, and make it easier for you to forget reality. Drowning out the thoughts and emotions you find uncomfortable or overwhelming can complicate your issues because it allows them to fester. By tuning out noise and relishing silence, you create the space to experience and express what you are hiding. It is only then that self-exploration can begin in earnest and you can stare down frightening issues. In silence, it becomes easier to let your strongest feelings come forth, deal with them, and find new ways of resolving your problems.
When you go within without the veil of noise to shield you from yourself, you’ll be able to figure out what you need to heal. Embracing silence and introspection allows you to work through your thoughts and emotions and transmute them. Free of the need for noise, you can accept your pain, anger, and frustration as they come up and turn them into opportunities to evolve.