As Dark is to Light
As dark is to light, silence is to noise.
Silence. Lack of noise – a form of darkness.
To the Dose, it’s as close to death for me here on earth. Sure, I like quietness when falling and staying asleep, but silence when my mind is screaming? No. I don’t like the silence when I’m wrestling with my thoughts. The Dose prefers a noisy distraction!
In a world of lights and sounds, silence is not always welcomed. Maybe some of us don’t like silence because then we have only our thoughts to hear… thoughts that need to be reckoned with or acted upon.
But, even though I may not like it, silence is the one thing the Dose needs during such times. Sorting through my thoughts is a one-talking-person job. A listener may be required… but not one who talks over or through my mind’s voice.
The sound of silence – as said so eloquently by Simon and Garfunkel – is where I find a whisper of wisdom.
In these stress-filled times, meditation is tops on the ‘to-destress’ list.
Meditation is code for welcome the silence and listen for the whisper!