“See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” -Mother Teresa
And so it is … I accept and realize that to become enlightened and enrich my own life I must stop searching, trying so hard, and waiting for some “thing” to happen. I must be that which I seek and that which I seek lies within me. On October 15, 2012 I embarked on a Journey of Life. For at least the next year, I plan to dedicate myself to a different 30 Day Journey of Life at the beginning of every new 30 days.
The first 30 Day Journey of Life was Giving. The second 30 Day Journey was Non-Judgment. This month’s 30 Day Journey of Life is Silence.
“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Every day during this 30 days I will give myself at least 15 minutes, if not more, of silence. During this time I will not read, write or use the computer. So far I’ve incorporated this into my walk or having a nice hot soak in the tub. I will focus on being in the present moment when my thoughts begin to wander, dwell on an issue, or think about the past or future; I will gently release those thoughts and return to whatever I’m doing. My plan is to make this a habit and continue having some moments of silence every day. This will actually lead perfectly into the next 30 Day Journey of Life which is meditation.
“Silence is a source of great strength.” -Lao Tzu