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The Power of Silence

By Rajgopal Nidamboor

 

It is ironical that the only sound not audible to our minds today is our own voice — especially when we are not engaged in conversation. Why? Because, there’s so much of noise around, and within, us.


Noise rattles our homes; also, our being. Witness a commonplace occurrence — of your TV set, or everyone’s ‘life coach,’ blaring away, when someone visits you, even if no one is actually watching. Add to this your earsplitting FM radio, music player, or computer games, and you’ve clatter unlimited.



It’s agreed that the sound in your language determines the way you speak. Language helps us to ‘jab’ the air with gesticulations, stir our chest muscles, whirr our throats with vibrations, and jerk our lips. It is a basic instinct. It is as normal as your limbs with which you walk, or your hands that hold your mobile phone.


Sounds are formed by way of neural activity and electrical circuits in your brain. This interestingly includes silence too. How? Silence is part of our communication — it is made of gaps without which nothing can work. All spiritual experiences, as you know, are ‘silence personified.’ Yet, they are articulated through the language of sublime expression — in the stillness of our thoughts.


Blame it all on our present state of disorder, the ‘internal noise’ within us, or what you may. Noise is, indeed, a grave outcome of our inner gabble. It triggers commotion in our loud, modern world; it separates us from our true selves. This isn’t a good thing.


Is there a way out? Yes, there is. It’s simply feeling and experiencing the ‘conscious’ silence operating in us. It provides a huge relaxing outcome. It promotes a sense of calm firmly rooted in ourselves; it helps us to know who we really are. It also helps us to see the divine, as also all the possibilities, in everything around us, and beyond.

 

Rajgopal Nidamboor, PhD, is a wellness physician-writer-editor, independent researcher, columnist, author, and publisher. His published work includes hundreds of newspaper, magazine, Web articles, essays, meditations, columns, and critiques on a host of subjects, aside from four books on natural health, two coffee table tomes, a handful of eBooks, and an encyclopedic treatise on Indian philosophy. He calls himself an irrepressible idealist. What he likes best is spending quality time with his family and close friends, and in reading, writing, listening to music, watching cricket/old movies, and mindful meditation. He lives in Navi Mumbai, India.

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