The Joy of Silence

In a world full of worry, more people are seeking quiet time and finding the joy in silence.

We find ourselves wishing for more time and yet we have many time saving devices in place to aid us.  Yet we still feel rushed off our feet wishing for more hours in the day.  Days, weeks and months fly by so quickly and before you know it, we are in the next year looking back, we might say “where has the time flown”.

However, the problem is not a shortage of time – it is an overload of everything else.  There are many books to read, TV shows to watch but we can only read one book at a time or watch one TV show at a time.  We have multiplied everything but there is only one of us.

To enjoy your journey on earth, we need to work on minimising or stopping the continuous chatter about what we will never be able to read, watch, say and do, and start to think of how to enjoy the world within our boundaries.  To focus on the things we can do, rather than the hundreds of things we cannot do.

Several studies have shown that just 10 minutes of quiet time a day can reduce stress, improve our physical and psychological health and improve our sleep patterns.

Quiet time helps the mind to recharge

We need to carve out time for ourselves, whether it is via a book, meditation, listening to music or enjoying the view from your window.  A place where we are not craving, yearning, working, worrying or overthinking. The important thing is to switch off the buzzing in your mind.

A place where we are set to neutral and where we can just breathe, just be, just bathe in the simple contentment of being and not crave anything except what we already have.  Life itself!

You may also find that with time you get to know what calms your mind most effectively.

How do you quieten your mind?

By: Karin Kelly Lawrenz