THE POWER OF SILENCE
In this blogpost, I explain why being quiet can be very helpful.
This world is a very busy and a very noisy one. From sunrise to sunset, one is dealing with noise. I am amazed sometimes at the amount of noise that passes via my ears every single day. This noise can either be constructive or destructive. I know that you may be wondering if there is constructive noise because noise is noise right? Well, you maybe be right, and I may be right too. Constructive noise depends on who is listening to the sound produced at the time they are listening to that sound. Noise is just a sound, and this sound can be pleasurable or it may not be, depending on who is listening. Note that, sound or noise is not limited to music. It can be words, or any other form of communication. It can be verbal or nonverbal. For example, when you just fall in love, you will eagerly tell your partner how much you love them, and how they are the only ‘lily amongst your thorns’, the only ‘sugar in your tea’, and the only ‘ketchup in your fries’, and so on, and so forth. At this moment, your partner is the first person you want to see in the morning, and the last person you want to see before going to bed. Then months later, when both of you are fighting or have broken up, you will not want to even hear his or her name, or have anything to do with them. In fact, you would not even want to see their shadow in your dreams. Anything they want to say, will only bring a lot of bitterness, anger and build up of malice. Even if they ever dream of talking to you, what ever they want to say, is ‘jazz’ which means noise. So you see…?
This life is filled with ups and downs. Most often, you get hurt by the people you care about. I have noticed that, people can say the meanest things ever. You will be shocked that, the person or the people who do or say these crazy things, are always the people you least expect. They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. In this matter, I do not even know if you will be able to drink the lemonade because you may have lost your appetite from how cruel people can be.
If you are reading this blogpost, I believe that you are a person with a VISION. A person with a vision is someone with a focus. If you have a vision, then you have a focus, and you are on an amazing journey to fulfilling your destiny. Wanting to fulfill your destiny, is the best thing that can happen to you because when you do, then you have started living your life. I have had a lot of fear diving into what I want to do in life. I know you may have fear too and that is normal, but do not let it have a hold of you. You can read my story HERE.
As individuals journeying in this world, attacks and all kinds of things will come your way, just to make you act otherwise. One of the ways that people can make you ‘loose’ it, is how they treat you either by their actions or by their words. There will always be a forum or an avenue for someone to say something out of place. When such moments come, be silent and do not offer any words contrary to what you believe in, or contrary to who you are and what you are about. This does not cancel the fact that, Words have power. You can read my blogpost on that HERE.
Silence is able to yield more power than just ranting mare words. Silence can be developed or cultivated.
When to maintain silence:
- Maintain silence in your relationships during a misunderstanding.
- You can also maintain silence during your business negotiations.
- Silence in the heat of an unpleasant situation.
- You can decide to stay silent in life by being more of a listener than a talker. When I say there is power in being silence, I mean it.
Three reasons to be silent:
Below are three good reasons you should learn to stay silent or quite amidst the noise in the world or what ever environment you find yourself.
- It is a polite thing to do.
- It is power and it commands respect.
- It helps you know what to say and make better decisions.
Often times, I am tempted to explain myself and try to prove a point. With being silent, I have realized that, it is not worth it at all. Sometimes, over explaining will not change what people think about you. So be you, and do your best to be the best version on yourself.
Enjoy this video I did for you.
Until next time,