Is it Golden?
Silence is golden
But my eyes still see
Silence is golden, golden
But my eyes still see
My 36 hours of silence accomplished! I do have to admit a few words slipped out of my mouth, at the dog, at a stranger on a walk! And the silence to my ears was never accomplished. The sound of the leaves crunching under my feet, the birds, water splashing in the pond, the dogs barking.
Songs, like that one by the Tremeloes ran through my head. (I looked up the artist after my silence) My thoughts worked up to thinking that silence only comes when you’re dead? There’s no way to stop the energy coming to my ears unless I was sleeping, which to my mind resembles being dead, except the dreams came!
Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am.
Be still and know. Be still. Be. JUST BE!
In silence I did concentrate on a few mantras, like it’s good to manifest money! And, thinking of what can I, and only I do well, that can really make a difference in my life and career? And yes, part of my DMP, $2500 or more by 12.24.23.
Most of my intention during my silence was to remain in the moment. I didn’t miss my phone for social media. I missed it for my calendar! At that point, I realized I was thinking about the future, and I brought myself back to the present. I focused on my breathing, much like I do during my sit. My greatest realization is that it’s OK to be just me. To be alone. To think just of the present and be enormously grateful for what I AM. I AM AMAZING!
It’s not my choice to be alone. I have a wonderful, long marriage with a loving husband Doug who I don’t want to be without. I missed talking to him most in my silence.
And my choice of profession is relationship building. I love that and I missed communicating with my business partners during that time.
But I can be, be still, be still knowing that He is. And, I CAN be alone with me, amazing me!
Silence is golden, but my eyes still see and I’m grateful for that, regardless of the rest of that song.
Kudos for 36 hours !!!! Amazing!
Yes, you are AMAZING Diane! Send you a hug
Good for you Diane, so happy for you that you accomplished the silence and felt its support.
Congrats, Diane! Sounds like you did well! (When I told my wife of my plan to shut everything off, she asked “does that include me?”)
What a wonderful experience, first you in your silence and now us in getting to share this experience with you. Mahalo and congrats on taking care of you and seeing how amazing you really are! ❤️🔥
Great minds think alike – I had the exact same thought!
He does, indeed! 🙂
Thank you Loren. I am truly grateful for my eyes, my ears. And as a teacher from my years of reading, Mr. Wattles truly has a way of sharing the action steps to mastery.
I’ve got to agree with Jen, Diane! None other than Wallace Wattles notes in all three of his “The Science of…” classics that of all the characteristics present when acting “in a certain way,” gratitude must always come first; and it appears that’s one of the things you learned during your amazing 36-hour extended silence! 🙂
Thanks for acknowledging that I could say that to myself. Self doubt is crumbling like concrete!
Congratulations Diana!!! 36 hours of Silence is a gift to yourself and often not an easy one for most people. Thanks for sharing your insights especially about being aware of your thoughts and bringing your focus back to the present. My favorite part of your blog that my my heart sing and I’m sure it did for you and anyone else who reads it:
“My greatest realization is that it’s OK to be just me. To be alone. To think just of the present and be enormously grateful for what I AM. I AM AMAZING!”
Yes indeed Diane, you are amazing!!