The whole point of the last post, “My Genre”, was to begin to give an explanation to the reason why I think having regular times of “Quietude” is important.
Here’s the thing. (I just found out it was a thing…)
I’ve been on this trek for at close to twenty years (give or take) and my INSIDES know why I do it.
When I sat down to explain it to you, I found that I didn’t know how to explain it.
So I’ve spent a couple of days, reading what I Googled, and every other thing that popped into my head.
Everything from renewing the mind to what causes it to need renewal.
What that has done, is bring back to mind many things I learned along the way, validated my thinking, and … Showed me some new advances in study about my “Genre”.
Today’s post will have two points;
- Reasons we need Quiet
- A new fact or two
As I state in many of my “Quiet” videos, “The world we live in, will not give us a quiet place to be. We have to find that place for ourselves.”
(You can find these videos on YouTube @Deborah SPC)
The world is constantly clamoring for our attention, wearing us so thin, that our thought processes, our emotions, and even our health, begin to pay a steep price for it.
We pay for it in sleeplessness. We pay for it in our relationships. We pay for it in addiction. We pay for it with our mental health. We pay for it in our bodies. We look for that place, and it does not exist in our sight.
Unless we create it.
Our days are busy, we (I) need time to prepare for whatever is coming my way. If I have prepared, things go much smoother.
According to scripture, even Jesus needed to prepare; to slip away and be quiet; (KJV) Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
And from what I’ve been reading, scientists have found out that silence (instead of simple quiet) can even be better for you in some circumstances.
Silence gives our brains a chance to internalize and evaluate the information that we are receiving daily. In other words, your processors have room to work. They process.
“All profound things and emotions of things are preceded and attended by silence.”Herman Melville
Silence also relieves stress and tension, and cognitive tasks are performed better after there has been silence.
Without all the sensory input of a noisy space, our minds can actually recover.
There is so much to say and some very interesting studies I’d like to share.
Some of it is “old” news and some of it newer.
Join me next time for a study I’ll share and even an opportunity to practice it and see how it works.
See you then!