This may be a subject that's better for Thursday Thoughts than Tuesday Treasures, but here goes anyway....
There's an old saying that "silence is golden" why do you suppose that's true?
Is it even true?
Have you ever sat in silence and wondered at the noise that infiltrates our lives?
Have you ever sat in silence and listened to the craziness of your own thoughts?
I remember a story from one of Wayne Dyer's books about a boy whose father sent him to a special camp every summer and at that camp they practiced silence. They could not speak to one another and those who did had to leave. The point of the entire camp was to prove that we're all connected and that we can communicate with each other without words.
It was a fascinating story but have you ever tried to practice silence?
Dr. Dyer also talks about a quote by Rumi which says.... The morning breezes have secrets to tell you, don't go back to sleep!
The bible teaches us that God speaks in a "still, small voice."
Granted sometimes He speaks in a very audible one, but we are also instructed to "be still and know"....
How else can you hear the secrets whispered in the morning breezes or the still, small voice of God unless you are silent?
Often when I'm travelling I do so in absolute silence. Maybe not the whole trip but for long stretches of time. It's one way I reconnect with myself...my soul, and God.
Here's a novel idea.... next time you're alone, instead of turning on the television or radio or picking up the phone, take some time to sit in silence. Take deep breaths and let all the chatter in your brain just fade away and then notice what you actually hear in the silence.
Who knows, it may be the answer to whatever is ailing you at the moment!
Any time you can grab a moment (or several) of silence in the midst of normal chaos is certainly something to treasure.
Something to think about....
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