Today, I declare as National Silence Day! Why today? Because why not? What is National Silence Day?
- Take today to observe, take in, listen, understand, and reflect.
- Avoid speaking, providing an opinion, passing judgments or assumptions, giving in your two-cents, or answering unless it is absolutely necessary.
- Truly think before you speak, and then don’t speak at all.
Silence provides a greater learning environment to better understand self: Your experience of yourself around others and your experience of yourself through yourself. You will learn much about others through allowing them to be, to speak, to provide, to react, or to interpret without an outside influence, and you will also learn much more about yourself through the removal of you from you – you can take note of how you would react, interpret, provide, influence, or judge a situation or person.
“Those who know don’t speak,
Those who speak don’t know.” (Tzu Lao)