I want you to read this post while allowing the lyrics to the classic Simon and Garfunkel song “The Sound of Silence” to course through your mind.

I’m not sure there is a sound to silence for silence is the absence of sound, but I sure do love the paradox the title implies. It’s profound–just as is the principle.

Silence is powerful becauseĀ it allows the mind to clear. A clear mind invites inspiration.

Be still and know that I am God

In quiet the truth is manifest

Perhaps this is why

Silence is golden

But inspiration isn’t the only benefit of silence. Silence is a powerful tool you can use to increase self-control. Silence creates space. When we pause before speak or act, we are creating a pocket of time wherein we can consciously, not reflexively, respond.

Silence invites inspiration and protects our path. I want to practice the sound of silence and become a silent sage.