Never underestimate the power of silence. Some of the most profound insights come from the quietest of places. ~Author Unknown
Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn … or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully. ~Norton Juster
There is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the secrets of yourself. ~Guy Finley
I used to think courage was about facing danger, but silence helped me realized that real courage is about facing yourself. When we stop moving everything we’re running from catches up. The next time you are afraid, stop and wait for it to pass. There is immense courage inside your heart. ~Samuel McCree
Stillness is not about focusing on nothingness; it’s about creating an emotional clearing to allow ourselves to feel, think, dream and question. ~Brene Brown
I love silence. Silence is a special state of a soul. You cannot understand beauty outside of silence. All great things were done in silence. ~Author Unknown
To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions. ~Deepak Chopra
Give yourself freedom from all the noise. Allow yourself to feel delight wherever silence takes you. Wherever you are, turn off your phone, computer or television. Whether you’re standing, sitting or walking, just pause for a while, close your eyes and breathe deeply. ~Joanne Crisner Alcayaga
Solitude is for me a font of healing which makes my life worth living. Talking is often tormenting for me, and I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words. ~Carl Jung
Fear less, hope more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things will be yours. ~ Swedish proverb
It has been said that it’s the space between the bars that holds the tiger. And it’s the silence between the notes that makes the music. It is out of the silence, or “the gap,” or that space between our thoughts, that everything is created, including our own bliss. ~Wayne Dyer
It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox. ~Nicholas Sparks
In solitude there is healing. Speak to your soul. Listen to your heart. Sometimes in the absence of noise, we find the answers. ~Dodinsky
Silence is expansive, filling up a whole room in seconds, like a balloon filled with awkwardness. It’s amazing how saying nothing can be so different from having nothing to say. ~Jarod Kintz
The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. ~Caroline Myss
Let today be the day you give up who you’ve been for who you can become.
About Marquita Herald
Marquita is an author, resilience coach and the chief evangelist at Emotionally Resilient Living. She’s also an unapologetic workaholic who loves red wine, rock n’ roll, road trips (and car dancing!), peanut butter cookies and (especially) a dog named Lucy.
She’s saddened and frustrated by excuses and cruelty and believes authentic compassion is the most powerful force in the world.
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