One of the many things I love about my new job is my silent commute. I get to spend 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes at night alone with my thoughts. I don’t play the radio, listen to audible, or call people on the phone. I just sit in silence as I drive on autopilot.
In the morning I think about who and how I can serve this day. I also think about my intentions and what I plan to manifest. I don’t concern myself with my to-do list, instead, I focus on my character and what I want to become. On the way home I just sit in silence but I find my thoughts gravitating to my family and how excited I am to see them and what I’m going to cook for dinner.
I thought I was going to hate having to go into an office. I am actually really enjoying it. I particularly find delight in my silent commute.
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 because 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.