Man goes into the noisy crowd to drown his own clamour of silence.
That’s what Tagore observed about the inner chaos that makes us seek solace outwards.
Do you like silence ? I do. I love it. I find comfort in it. But many don’t. They feel it’s an emptiness. There is a misconception that silence is loneliness and a void. But that is where your essence lies.
If you keep running away from silence, you would have to live in noise forever.
Of course silence has its unsettling phase as well. But that’s what you need. That discomfort is what later on brings you the inner harmony you seek outside.
The outside noise of the world can submerge the inner noise. Why is it called the inner noise ?
Isn’t that silence ?
Silence can be scary. Yea, much scarier than real noise. Silence makes you feel like you’re living in a vacuum. It makes you closer to your own self.
But how many of us like it ? Frankly, answer yourself.
There are two kinds of silences. One is terrifying as it makes you confront your inner demons which you would wish to suppress. No wonder you prefer the shallow noise of the outside world as it makes you cover up this hidden darkness in you. Initially this sort of silence disorients you but as you go deeper into it, you feel aligned with nature.
There is this other form silence which fills you with peace once you harmonize all the disarrayed emotions within you. Rather just ‘Just Be’ instead of processing things around you and thinking over the impact of all the ongoings in your life.
The silence that cuts off all the commotion from the world so that you’re immune to external harm.
Silence is your anchor. Why stray away from it ?