Last week I talked about my meditative sits not knowing that this week’s assignment is to be in the silence! Now, at the end of the webinar, I still had some questions about this but my sound cut out… So I decided, with the information I already gathered, I’d answer question on my own! Using my brain I know I have! 😉
To be in the silence is obviously to stay away from noise, but also to stay away from social media, texting, even sign language! Well, if sign language is out then speaking, using your voice, must also be out of the question. Complete silence!
I recall in grade school, when we were learning about Helen Keller, our teacher had us do an interesting experiment. We were to wear a blindfold and earplugs for an entire evening! My experience was hilarious! As I was led to the dinning table for dinner, I was feeling around to find my chair but I extended too far and my hands went right into my soup!! The earplugs could not stop the laughter of both my mom and I from reaching my ears! 😂
One thing that was unexpected from this was I no longer pitied Helen Keller or anyone blind or deaf. When I was cut off from any outside influence, I felt calm and clear. Before that experiment, I always thought it would be scary to not be able to to see anything or sad to not hear anything. But they have an advantage over us! They can enter the silence far far easier than someone who has all their senses.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful every day to be able to see all the beautiful sights and hear the sound of a loved one’s voice! But there is something about the silence that can be very sacred.
I tied this in the beginning of the week, Monday and Tuesday. It was a bit difficult. As those of you who are regulars here know, I listened to all sorts at work. It makes my days feel faster. Moments of “silence” at work just made me want the silence to be over with! (I put quotations because it’s never truly quiet at work with all the machinery).
Though when I went into my meditative sit (which I took extra time for it), it was SO NICE! I felt very free in the moment! Include everything I mentioned in my last post times ten!!
I’m very excited for this weekend, I don’t work weekends and I have kicked everyone out of the house for Saturday so that I can have a guarantee silence throughout my home! 😊