Why You Need More Silence in Your Life

Posted on: Oct 02, 2014

Categories: Uncategorized

After having been a mime for 25 years, I have a true appreciation of the power of silence.

Silence is hard to come by in our world today. No matter where you are, your cell phone follows you with tweets and texts and calls. Televisions blare in the background of waiting rooms and restaurants. Garbage trucks and ambulances go roaring up the road. We live in a noisy era.

But when you do take the time to find a quiet place, to turn your phone off, and to sit in silence for five minutes, you’ll be amazed at what you start to hear. For some of you this will be brutal, but just try to imagine a calm, quiet place, such as a riverbank, a forest, or a favorite childhood memory. This week, I want you to take five minutes a day and invest it yourself, to reflect on what it is you truly want in your life. Five minutes is not too much time to spend on yourself, and this time spent in silence is what will take you to your goals.

This week, sit in silence and work out where you want to go, evaluate how you’re spending your time, who you are allowing to have a major role in your life, or what you want to be different in one year from today.

Try it out for a week, and make sure to hit reply or comment below to tell me how it’s going.


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