“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth”. Mahatma Ghandi
We fill our empty spaces with music, reading, television, games and people because we may be afraid to listen to our own soul crying out for attention. It is only in silence that we can heal our souls and get to the root of our discontent. By silence, I mean a silent or still mind and heart whether through meditation or just being in the moment and viewing life as it is.
During my vacation, I had many moments or let’s rather call them 'pauses' between doing and sleeping. Pausing to view the world as it is without judgment or opinion is a liberating experience. It is a lesson in non-prejudicial acceptance, an opportunity to not have an opinion about anything. Not attaching labels to what you see, is to take one step higher than the human mind can conceive of to play in the realm of the soul. It is in this peaceful realm that we can experience the truth of ‘Being’: not Doing or Feeling or Thinking, just Being. Being is almost a state of meditation – of finding the Truth. We can only really find truth if we are devoid of all pre-conditioned teachings, pre-conceived thoughts and ideals for the present and future. Being brings us to a state of experiencing life in its entirety. To cut through all the ties that bind and to experience your own truth is the reward. During the many days that have brought us to this moment, we have attached ourselves to various ways of living which society deems proper or that which we feel comfortable doing. We are all guilty of flooding our minds with useless frivolities that cause our own demise in the end. We have been doing that most of our lives so it has become second nature I'm sure. We fight to find our own path through the jungle of life when instead we should be looking inward towards our soul to find the paved walkway we know is there but cannot see.
I wonder if you can take some time to just BE. Away from the TV, radio, children, spouses, friends and pets to look at life from a different angle. It is by no means easy because your mind will wander and judgements will form while you are in a state of ‘Being’ but try… the silence speaks to you! By taking some quality time to yourself you will find that your intuition is heightened – your soul is finally bursting through all the emotions and activities and having its say and you are able to hear it!