“Love said to me, there is nothing that is not me. Be silent.”~ Rumi
We are full of words. We want to express, we want to be heard and we do not want to stop talking. Look around us, look at us. We want to speak. Given a chance to speak amidst someone we rarely watch ourselves. We want to establish our authority amidst wherever we are. We use our speech for that. The more we want to be heard, the louder we tend to speak. We have now grown to speak so much, that even before someone finishes a sentence – we are ready with our answer. We have lost the art of listening. That being one way, the other way is being convinced that we can only be heard when we speak. We are so much in belief that if we don’t speak, we will never be heard. In this life, it has become such that if you are quiet – then you are ignored. We have many lessons that only when you make noise, you will get what you wanted. We are totally surrounded by noise. When we look at nature, it remains quiet for sometime. Even the trees stand still, the river moves ever so quiet, the ocean has its quietness just after the beach. How do we even start visualizing a moment when we are really getting what we want, but without uttering a word? How can we be sure that we are being heard? How can silence really communicate how much we mean to others or how much they mean to us?
Every thought in silence runs really deep. Trust the silence to be heard well.
When you really want to communicate in silence, you have to build trust. You have to trust the other person that they are so tuned to you, that without you uttering a word, they are hearing you well. Nature has a way to send your message across. If that message is immediate and relevant, it will reach the other instantly. If the time is not yet ready, it does appear to take time. How can you know all of this, if you do not trust? Trust is so inherent in love. You have to place everything you know and do not know – on the present moment and just be. That living in the present is full of trust and life. You do not have any expectations on seeing an expression or reply in words from the other person. When everything around you is love, how can your message not reach the beloved?. It is such a beautiful moment of wait – when you really trust and accept and wait. Even if you have to express happiness, anger, frustration or extreme affection – trust, accept and wait. Love will make you heard.
It is hard to visualize how silence can really communicate. Silence not only allows you to communicate externally – it is the only way to communicate internally to yourself. When you stop speech – your soul does the talking. That is not just a talk, but a unique melodious song.