Followers of The Pew know what a big advocate I am for “silence.” The author of the Benedictine Way reminds me that in each day there must be time for silence. “There must be time within which we neither speak or listen, but simply are.”
This is harder than one might think. Our days often begin with noise, whether it be an alarm clock, a dog needing to go outside, a child needing breakfast, I can go on and on, not to mention those earplugs that seem to be permanently affixed to everyone’s ears these days. But it is important each day to take stock, to just be, and just as a doctor says drink water throughout the day, our body, our mind, and our soul also need a time where we are alone with ourselves. You exist for a purpose and in the silence of your presence you find that reason.
Consider your work place. Who is often the wisest and securest person in the room. It is the person who listens to all, and speaks very little.