Our lives are typically filled with noise. There are the noises from the outside world that we cannot control, and then there are the noises we invite into our lives.
Noises, even the ones from seemingly innocuous sources like the television and radio can become mind-numbing if not taken in mindful moderation. Noise allows us to avoid dealing with uncomfortable thoughts and emotions. Is this good? Sometimes maybe, however if used habitually as a distraction, noise hurts more than it helps because you are numbing yourself to what may be internally bubbling up to the surface just begging for you to address.
Noise makes it easier for us to ignore reality. Noise can easily become our mindless coping mechanism to avoid our feelings. Noise is often a mind altering drug.
If we reduce the noise and mindfully invite silent introspection into our days it becomes easier for our strongest feelings to rise to the surface so we can deal with them, and search for ways to resolve them
Just for today, turn off the radio and TV and invite silent introspection into your day. You may not like what you hear, but it’s healthy to listen and try to address it calmly.
Experience a mindful silent pause by following the link;
“It only takes a minute.’