“Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains” ~ Simon and Garfunkel
Within the sound of silence In today’s world, we are constantly bombarded by noise, distractions, and information overload. With so much happening around us, it can be challenging to find moments of peace and quiet to focus on the task at hand. However, silence and focus are essential for productivity, creativity, and overall well-being.
Silence is not just the absence of noise, but it is a powerful tool for introspection and concentration. When we silence external distractions, We create space for our internal thoughts and emotions to surface. In this space, We can reflect, plan, and make important decisions. Silence also helps us recharge our mental batteries and reduce stress levels.
This week’s “Embrace the Silence” exercise has been the biggest challenge yet. I’m finding it almost impossible to be silent for only a few minutes at a time. I am a product of or microwave mentality society and everything has to be fast and immediate. My focus and attention are constantly interrupted and bombarded by pings, bings, the flash of notifications, text messages, emails, and phone calls.
So much noise causing more chaos in my already wild monkey mind.
I know that I can do this. But it will have to be done in small steps. I have added extra quiet time to my morning medication and have started setting a timer to remind myself to ignore any and all devices until the alarm rings. I have started with 60 minutes and plan to increase the time until I can go a whole day without interruption.
This exercise has opened my eyes to the level of addiction I have to all the distractions technology has brought into my life. I will break this addiction and I will embrace the silence using it as a tool to clarify my visions and sharpen my focus.
I promise to be still, quiet my mind, and achieve all my dreams, and I always keep my promises, Scott S.