It's been a very different few days. Life is coming together really nicely. Yay! Seeds that I sowed days, weeks and months ago are starting to bloom, and they're just what I hoped for.
The past few days have been a time of quiet transformation. I am so together now, after a January that was just like a whirlwind, that everything is falling into place as it should, and for the most part it is all thanks to the power of silence.
For those of us usually too busy to even hear ourselves think, silence can be the perfect panacea plus some to turn it all around. And very quickly too. When life gets too much, or if you simply feel run down, don't turn the volume down, turn it off, and go within, for as long as it takes. That's what I do, and it's always been the only thing that works for me. I find that eating lightly and simply makes the whole experience much more powerful also - just fresh fruit and simple salads and plenty of water with lemon. Bliss!
And so that's what I did last Saturday when I invented a new day. I'm calling them 'Karen Only Days' and I encourage you to do the same... Basically it means that for a whole 24+ hours per month minimum I am completely alone. I do exactly what I want to do, go where I want to go, treat myself, indulge, sleep in or go to bed late, watch a film in bed, write in my journal, buy something special, declutter or wardrobe sort, eat simply but deliciously or whatever else takes my fancy! With only 1 Karen Only Day under my belt, I can tell you that already I am a convert! (Not least because every other day is anything but a Karen Only Day!)
So plenty of silence featured that day in the end, not least because it was time to ask myself some big questions, to get clear on many things so that I can move on to the next chapter of my life, which is going to be very different to what has gone before. (That's a good thing!) And at such times, times of decision and ultimately transformation, only pure, deep silence will do. And it did.
And next comes....? New growth. Stay tuned!
Cultivate Silence "Behind all creation is silence. Silence is the essential condition, the vital ingredient for all creation and all that is created. It is a power in its own right. The artist starts with a blank canvas - silence. The composer places it between and behind the notes. The very ground of your being, out of which comes all your thoughts, is silence. The way to silence is through meditation. When you arrive in your own silence you will know true freedom and real power. Stop, take a minute, and listen to the silence within you today. Then be aware of what disturbs your inner silence. It could be negative thoughts, memories, sensations. And when you are aware, you will know what is draining your creative power, and you will know what needs to change...on the inside!"
The Wonder Of Silence "When the soul goes deep into silence, easiness emerges. The deeper I go into silence, the greater will be my power of tolerance. It is in very deep, extreme silence that the soul becomes elevated. It is in deep, deep silence that God can come in front of the soul."-Dadi Janki