There is no doubt that we live in a fast-paced loud world. Radio, television, computer and cell phone generated videos, music services streamed right to our smartphones, crowds, kids playing, dogs barking, horns honking – do you ever just sit in silence?
If the answer is “no”, you may need to rethink your routine.
Noise is on a basic level – distraction.
The question becomes, what are we all distracting ourselves from?
Why do we feel the need to fill our days with all of this programming and entertainment? Can we no longer just simply “be”?
The act of deliberately sitting in silence and allowing yourself to simply be allows your mind and body to relax and more importantly actually tune in and hear your own inner thoughts. When this becomes a super relaxed state it can delve into meditation.
Meditation and even simply sitting in silence allows you to connect with your higher self. It allows the body, mind, and spirit to refocus. We all need this on a daily basis as it boosts not only your mood but your health and the overall state of being.
Use today as your test day. Just make note of how much noise you are really around, including random chatter. Tomorrow, now that you are aware, take some time to yourself and just allow yourself to sit, breathe and be if only for a few moments. Then compare the two days – at the end of each day checking in with yourself asking “How do I feel?”
Technology is wonderful, friends, family, life in general, but it also can wear down your internal battery. Taking time to yourself is not only important, it’s vital and many of us get so wrapped up in daily living that we sometimes overlook the most important person in our lives – ourselves.