Surrounded by silence your mind sees the fullness of thought. You are awakened to the inner voice of guidance (for me, that’s God) that otherwise is blocked by the noise of life.
My dearest love one day asked me “is the silence too loud,” and I thought yes. It’s very loud because the issues we don’t want to confront ends up speaking loudly in the silence. Often it is so loud that self confrontation is undeniable. I mean you can’t run from yourself, right ?
In the most private moments we have to look at self. Look at the one who truly has to be accountable for that moment, that place, right now. That place called yesterday, that place called the past, and present. When we fail to do that we are placing ourselves in life’s repeat mode. Life’s lessons often look like they continue until we get it right.
Unscripted, life doesn’t go backwards, it only moves forward. We move towards our future or towards mistakes of our past. Until we get the lesson right, it will continue to show in different forms. Think about patience for example. That is a difficult task to master, yet daily we are tasked to get it right. When you’re stuck by the train; in traffic; with the kids; significant others; or at the express check out lane at the market. Through it all I am reminded that God is continually working to let patience have it’s perfect work.
After all, life is a stage (as my loving sister says) we create the scenes, and often pick the cast, unscripted, until the final curtain call. So take time to use the silence to ensure that your presentation represents your best work; the masterpiece you want the world to see.