Silence is Golden
Physical (i.e., verbal) silence is OK. But
mental silence does more good than physical silence. In fact,
total silence means both physical and mental silence. Verbal
silence can be easily achieved by keeping yourself quiet. But
even at that time, your mind is not silent -- it may be asking
questions and finding answers; it may be answering the queries
someone else asked sometime ago. Actually, when you try to keep
your mouth shut for a long time, to compensate your verbal
speech, you have more 'mental speeches'.
Silence is golden because it is from the
depth of silence, words themselves spring up. Deep silence is the
very base of all words. Words derive their meaning because of
silence. Words are perceived to be words because of the silence
(or space) in between them. At many times silence has more
meaning than words themselves.
Solitude - Your Own Personal Time
Completely for Yourself
What is Solitude?
Solitude means total privacy and isolation
from others. This privacy and isolation are but almost automatic
and not forced by external circumstances or people. To be in
solitude means to be alone and in silence. You may split the word
solitude into sole(=alone) and attitude. Of course there is a
matter of attitude in solitude. You are physically alone and in
isolation; psychologically in total privacy, detached and totally
silent and absorbed. You may be passively pondering or even
working silently. But the thing is that, in the natural moments
of solitude, you are totally absorbed, self-content and full. You
may be left alone in your own thoughts or activities. There is no
sense of urgency or any felt threat in this state. You are not
bothered about anything in this state.
Generally you are passively sitting or
lying on a coach or on the ground away from the noisy world.
Generally it is a doing nothing state. But of course you can do
some sort of activity in your solitude. The usual activities may
be painting, singing, or any kind of creative activity or any
activity you like doing.
All of us have the natural ability to be in
a state of solitude. But how many of us go to this state at least
once in a month? How may of us have actually experienced this
Solitude and Its Importance and Uses /
Solitude and Creativity
Being tension free, the deeper strata of
the unconscious are able to communicate to the conscious mind
effectively. This improves creativity. Creative activities such
as painting, literary work etc. can be effortless when in
solitude. New ideas, solutions, themes arise to your mind at this
stage which can change your life totally. Creative solutions
naturally occur to you when in solitude. Solutions to even
complex problems occur to you almost effortlessly at this time.
Solitude And Personal Energy
In your solitude, you can re-energize
yourself. Many people have told us that they made resolutions
that are very important when they were in solitude. Solitude
helps you get insight into your problems and gives you new
solutions. Old resolutions can be re-energized when in solitude.
Your mind becomes more transparent in solitude and so you can
find the real reasons for past failures and make new resolutions
accordingly. This helps you to re-direct your personal energy and
Solitude As A Way To Know Your Needs
When you are in solitude, if you simply
think of your needs, you will be surprised to understand how
meager your actual needs are. You could find out your natural
motives or goals in times of solitude. Many persons have admitted
that some of their great ideas occurred to them at one or other
time of solitude. New ideas, new resolutions, new perspectives
etc. are easy when you are in deep solitude.
Solitude As A Test For Your
Relationships -- Do You Long To Be With Your Loved Ones.
When you are in solitude, sometimes
you think about your near and dear. You think about the great
times you have spend with them. You realize how they have
influenced in your life and all that. This will help you to
reevaluate your relationship with them. You resolve to improve
your relationships with them. You naturally want to give them
back the concern they have shown earlier. Many people have told
us that in their solitude they evaluate their relationships and
have often found how they loved their dear and near.
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