The Secret of Silence
Have you ever noticed that when you are quiet and still, calm and silent, you know exactly what to do? For me, I prefer the quiet. I hear my thoughts. I hear what I pray.
Being silent doesn’t shut down your mind. It only activates deeper intelligence. Where does this deeper thinking come from? When we are silent, it’s as though we tap in to a greater source of wisdom, almost as if our thinking comes to us rather than us having to actively dig for our thoughts.
It reminds me of a scripture, “Be still and know that I am God.” I can think of countless times when I was musing over a situation or was bothered by something troubling. If I just let go and, quiet my heart, pray and wait, it resolves itself. The answer comes. I am amazed. Now maybe you don’t pray and you have some other power that you rely on. I still believe that getting silent and quieting your mind will serve you well.
As you learn to trust in silence, you will find the results are quite remarkable. Once you get the hang of it and begin practicing being still and silent, you may find your life is easier and less stressful. Success may sneak up on you.
The next time you need an answer, rather than racking your brain, let it go. Allow the question to sit on the back burner, so to speak, all the while trusting, waiting. Remember a watched pot, seems to never get to boiling. When you do this, something remarkable happens in your consciousness. Something beyond your own finite mind, more dimension of thought. Your “pot” on the back burner warms up and begins to bubble. An answer, solution or idea will pop into your brain without struggle or effort. It will just happen! It could be a few minutes, a couple hours, the next day or ever weeks away, but the new wisdom will come through. You may be surprised.
Quiet your heart.
Pray and wait.