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Friday, September 23, 2016

(H3) The Value of Silence

I've always considered myself an ambivert, someone who is a mix of an introvert and an extrovert. Talking in general and talking to others comes easily to me and I highly enjoy it, so I would say I lean more towards the extroverted side. Deep, meaningful conversations are one of the most treasured things to me but comfortable silence is also one of the most valuable things I have come across. If I find someone in which I can share comfortable silence, I keep them around for as long as possible. Many people feel a need to fill the space of silence with meaningless words because they find silence uncomfortable, but I have found that silence between another person can be one of the most intimate experiences. Shared silence confirms to me the strength of my connection with someone 
I appreciate silence not only when it comes to others but silence in general. Every once in awhile I will take a drive in silence to simply enjoy the solitude and let my thoughts wander wherever they want. One thing I've discovered while being in college is that I undervalued solitude and silence, they are things that I truly need to have a little of each day in order to maintain my sanity. Time spent socializing with others brings so much joy to my life, but I know personally that silence at least for a short time everyday is essential to me. Silence is a healthy state for every person to indulge in and I find it beneficial to my mental health. 

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  1. (H3) Makes me think of Zazen. In Zazen you meditate in Stillness and stillness and you just be, you don't think about anything. It's very good for the mind and body.

  2. Silence is one of the most valuable things in the world. Everything can be said through silence. For me, its almost as you can read another persons thought when youre just with them, in oure silence.