Silence is free from beginning and end. It was before the beginning of all things……It’s the home ground of all creative activity – Jean Klein.
Hello friends, sometimes you just go through your earlier blogs and feel like reblogging them again. This blog is it. In my present, hectic life , I needed this much reassuring reminder about the power of silence. Hope you also like to give it a read, may be again! So here it is!!
As I mentioned earlier, yesterday was a moonless or New Moon night which we Indians call Amavasya. Precisely this one is known as Mauni Amavasya. This is observed to mark the importance of mauna(silence) in spirituality and general well being.
Mauna is drawn from the word ‘muni’, the ascetic who practises silence. Mauni Amavasya is symbolic of the need to quieten down, take a pause and reassess the journey undertaken so far, so as to gather strength to start afresh for the journey ahead. It’s a call to choose the road wisely, prioritize one’s goals depending about the ideal life, one wants to lead.
Observing silence doesn’t mean one has to isolate and deactivate oneself. It should be an effort to declutter the mind and reflect calmly and sanely. It can be done while performing the daily chores of life. It’s the process of pacifying unruly mind into discipline and obedience so that one could carry on with all the aspects of life with clarity of purpose and perseverance.
Silence can initiate an inner dialog with oneself which is very essential to be creative and plan things properly. It’s never going to serve any cause if we observe silence and our mind running riots with our thoughts and emotions. It should be an effort to establish a harmony with our inner self, listen to what it want to say and then decide our future course of action.
The chief criteria of any idea or creativity to struck, silence and calm must prevail in our minds. Otherwise it would be nothing but hit and miss, it will disappear from the screen of the mind before we could get a grip over the finer points and could go on to build a credible base for our future forays and expeditions.
Thich Naht Hanh refers to this transforming voice of silence as the ‘power of quiet ‘ in a world full of noise. He would gently ask people to heed this eloquent sound of silence to hear the call of life and love.
Friends, for being successful in life we must follow the calling of our heart and mind. We must be patient and silent to understand it’s true calling. Once we start following the dictats of own inner self we could not be swayed from our chosen path and the determination can see us through in any adversity we may face on the way. Success should be ours one day.
Thanks for reading. Wish you all happiness, health and success in life.
Adieu for now.
Featured image courtesy: Riya Mukherjee.