We are living in a world where we keep on talking, talking and talking without thinking once that what we want to talk? To whom we are talking? what should be the topic of our talk? Before we start chanting, we dont even think that either our words are meaningful or not. Sometimes, we talk more because we want to be called an ‘extrovert’.
“The wiser the man is, The less talkative he will be“-Hazrat Ali (A.S)
We want others to listen us but we havn’t had few seconds to listen others. Even we havn’t had a time to listen to ourselves. Just think for a while, what you like to eat or drink, what’s your favourite color, To whom personality you got impressed, what things inspire you, what you actually want, which thing cheers you up, which thing disappoint you, what sort of people you like to surrounded with. About 50 % people among us have no answers for the above questions. We enjoy the music in full volume but our ears are unable to listen the whisper or even the screaming of our heart, our soul or our inner self.
Yet today we made room for remarkably narrow range of personality styles. We are told to be great is to be bold; to be happy is to be sociable. We want to see ourselves as ‘extroverts’ which means that we have lost sight of who we truly are. There is an introvert inside every one of us. We ignore the startling power of being quiet and pretend to be more talkative and social but at last we sick off from being pretending ourselves because it diminished our originality.
“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.“
― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
It’s not a bad thing to be social, bold and talkative but despite of all that, you must have to give yourself sometime to seek your hidden qualities. Be quiet and just listen to your soul. There is dignity in silence which keeps you emotionally strong, tells you whats your originality, what you want to do and what you can do. Simply silence whispers you to yourself.
To know about yourself you must give time to yourself. Sit quietly and silently listen to yourself, may be it takes time but practice it daily, you will definitely be able to listen to yourself. Quietness and silence makes your inner life rich, give power to your inner soul. It brings courage of lion although you are soft spoken; bring a firmly speaking style, able to talk reasonably, makes you soft and tough at the same time, teaches you what to say and how to say, produce self possession and power that did not need to flaunt itself.
“Do not loss your centers, your inner self by being indulged with the meaningless voice of that world- the world which can’t stop talking.” – anonymous
Silence has sounds and often screams so, listen to the silence insides you. It has a quality and dimensions all its own, because silence is the source of great strength.