Instagram, WhatsApp, friends, Self-help books – various resources speak volumes about tools to live a successful, meaningful and sorted life. However, I’ve noticed there to be one beautiful tool that only a few people talk about- Silence.
As ironic as it may sound, let’s talk about silence. In the next few minutes, I share some personal anecdotes about my experiences with this tool and how it acted as a saviour, a friend, a path to success, and a medium of love.
- I was caught in a moment of aggression. Both sides of the argument were heated and pressing upon each other as to who was right. I took a deep breath. One more. I chose silence that day. Had the argument gained momentum, it would have been a fiasco. The silence was wise. The silence was settling. The storm passed. When I was ready, I saw that my associate had apologized on the WhatsApp group. Silence became a saviour.
- I was at a prayer meeting. The death was young. The sorrow was deep. People spoke. People shared. I chose silence to comfort my friend. Silence became an expression. Silence became powerful. Silence was healing. Silence became my friend.
- I was being judged. It was my first interview. The senior professors wanted to see who is focused and who is worth it. My colleagues spoke about their laurels and capabilities. I selected silence. My silence helped them notice me. Silence became my passport. Silence became my validation. I spoke when I was asked. Silence intensified my worth. I am grateful for silence.
- Let’s talk about love. Words elude us when we are soaked in pure love. It is then that your silence speaks with the other person’s silence. Silence becomes a mode. Silence becomes so beautiful.
This is Sara signing off (silently).
-Sara Maheshwari, Amity International School, Noida1 Like