Silence, I love the silence. I love the times where there is no noise that surrounds me. I love the complete quiet of my outer existence. In those times there is an inner murmur. I hear those things that are my inner thoughts. The inner murmur of what I think, who I am, of what secrets live deep within my soul that are based on the experiences that I have had.
We rarely get an opportunity to listen to our inner murmur. We are constantly surrounded by other’s thoughts and opinions. Our ability to focus on any one thing is distracted by the multitude of “Apps” that fill our mental feeds and distract us from who we are. What would we think of if we weren’t bombarded daily with the outer noise which seeps into our inner thoughts?
We rarely take the time to silence those around us to focus on our own thoughts. Ponder for a minute if each person was able to focus on the thoughts that make them uniquely them. What is hidden in the minds that are being distracted by the few that are flooding the brain waves of so many?
Oh silence, is there such a thing any longer? Do we ever consider the age-old advice “if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it at all”? Do we consider one’s feelings as we negatively speak about those around us? Do we stop for a moment and consider how our vocalization of our judgment of others based on minimal facts and hearsay might affect those we are judging. Would you feel the same way if the tables were turned? Would you be so quick to judge if it was a person you loved?
I don’t understand why we all can’t practice a bit more silence. Create a world where we don’t feel the need to judge one another and pick sides. Create a world where we can look at how to make things better instead of judging others, laughing at others and mocking those that have been hurt. Create a world where we are at peace with those around us. A world where we are not condemning others for what they believe but instead attempting to understand what they believe. A world where we let those understandings seep in and determine the correct path that is uniquely ours. A world where the external world silences enough so and each person can listen to their inner murmur.
Perhaps it is time for those that have been speaking to quiet long enough for those that have been silent to be able to listen to their inner murmur.
Do yourself a favor, find a quiet place and write what is hidden deep in your thoughts. Explore your inner murmur. You may be surprised at what you find.