Sunday, April 16, 2017
The Wisdom Of Silence - Learning To Talk Less And Say More
“Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours.” ~ Swedish proverb
I could hear her speak but I couldn’t really understand a word she was saying.
Not because she was speaking a foreign language but because she wasn’t really saying anything.
Wouldn’t it be wiser to talk less and say more while at the same time immersing ourselves in those moments of silence and allowing them to just be?
“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” ~ Francis Bacon
I honestly believe that the reason why so many of us are under so much stress is because we haven’t yet learned how to quiet our minds and embrace silence. We haven’t yet learned to appreciate and see the value and the wisdom that comes from being quiet.
Who says that you should be talking nonstop even when you don’t have anything valuable to say?
“He who does not know how to be silent will not know how to speak.” – Ausonius
Learn to talk less, say more. When you use your words, use them because they will brighten someone’s day and because they will teach people something valuable. Don’t just use words for the sake of using them. Use them because you have something to say.
** Do you believe that we can only communicate by using words? Do you think silence is something to be avoided? When you are alone with someone, if there are moments when none of you has anything to say does that silence make you feel uncomfortable? I really want to know what are your thoughts on this. You can share your insights by joining the conversation in the comment section below