Like many other people I have talked with, have you noticed how great ideas often come to you while you are in the shower, laying in bed or when you are out for a relaxing walk? The answer is straightforward: Silence forms the mind Silencil. When in a state of undisturbed silence, the mind calms down and its power of creativity becomes enhanced.
But besides the creativeness and a sense of calm and wellbeing that silence brings is the ability to discover self.
Self-discovery is an act of connecting to the deeper and bigger part of ourselves. The reason for this is to gain deeper perspective, awareness and full consciousness of one’s own personality, attitude and behaviours. And silence is the perfect environment for unleashing these vital phenomena.
Now, maybe you are asking this question right now: Why do I have to bother about self-discovery? A sensational scene to bother at all for anything. But if you desire to get along with others, discover your greatest strengths, overcome your deficiencies, learn the best way to survive adversities, understand why you react in a certain way and fulfill your extreme potential in life, you will need to study self-discovery.
Self-discovery is the key to self-actualisation. It is a place where you grow, learn, find daring, develop pleasing personality, and most notable connect to the spiritual part of yourself — which will be necessary to your peace, happiness and true fulfillment in life.
But here is the intent being this article: Self-discovery rarely takes place in an atmosphere of chaos, tension and trouble sleeping. If you want to go deeper into the world within you, you will need to go shallower into the world around you. You will have to become comfortable in your own company and access the facility of true silence.
True silence never focuses on evil, negative thinking, or self-deprecation (an act of belittling or undervaluing oneself). Rather it just connects to the present and rests in undisturbed balance. It reflects on the past, not with apprehension, but only with appreciation. Regardless of the nature of the past, true silence breathes in and out deeply with gratitude, as it extracts the wisdom trapped in its past.
Also, true silence imagines the future with delightful anticipation. It visualises all its desires and ambitions as already occurred. It enjoys the great feelings of all his dreams in their fully completed states.
True silence is energy; it takes in you into the depth of your being. And if tarried in it for long, it moves you into the place of robust self-awareness — a unique kind of self-evaluation process which you can never get in any other environment.
Silence tells, much louder than anyone you know. The deeper you go into silence, the louder its voice becomes. While, the voice of silence can be uncomfortable first of all, its effect is relaxing, liberating and can be life changing.
Are you comfortable in silence? Or do you try your best to get rid of silence as quickly as possible by turning on the TV, radio stations, the mp3, or your CD player, even when you know you do not need them on.
Your success in life can literally be determined by your enthusiasm to embrace silence.
Here are nine steps to draw on the facility of true silence for self-discovery and personal success:
9 Steps To harness the facility of Silence for Happiness & Success
1. Accept and believe that silence is your friend, and not your opponent. Unless you want to believe that silence will strengthen you and not weaken you, you cannot enjoy its benefits.
2. Set aside at least 5 minutes early in the morning to imagine a great day ahead of you.
3. At night before you go to bed, set aside at least another 5 minutes to reflect on the day you have had. Look for what you can learn and you skill better another day.
4. Allow at least the first 2 minute to calm your mind. Just stay relaxed in one place and focus on your breathing. You become relaxed, as your mind eventually calms down from the business and the worries of the day.
5. Always focus on the good things. When the negative thoughts come along, just allow it to needlessly fade away as naturally as possible.
6. Practice visualisation. If you have any project or activity in the day pots your very best performance, visualise yourself as already executed it perfectly. For example, if you are to write an quiz, visualise yourself as composed, relaxed and very smart, with a brilliant retentive memory. See yourself walking out of the quiz room very happy and confident that you have passed the quiz.
7. Practice true silence daily for at least 11 days. Do not miss any day. Do it repeatedly for three weeks until a great habit of silence is born. This will serve you very well all your life.
8. Increase your true silence moments as you become more comfortable with enjoying your own company in an atmosphere of balance.
9. Take pressing issues into your true silence moments. Never rush into making vital decisions. Harness the facility of your true silence to gain clearer aspects and make better decisions. Here is something to beware of in this process. Never start your true silence with a problem to be relieved. First, observe all the above steps before bringing into the table of your mind the problem that needs handling. By this time your creative mind is just about to navigate you to solutions.