Some of the most persuasive people I know are the quiet
Quiet people are a stabilizing influence in a world jangling
A Spanish proverb says it like this:
abre la boca solo si lo que vas a decir
es más hermoso que el silencio
(“Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is
more beautiful than the silence.”)
Silence helps us understand ourselves. We can be fully present and connect
When we are stuck or confused, silence brings us little epiphanies.
Silence can be a life-long friend. But we need to pay attention to it.
For some of us, solitude is water to a parched soul; we must have it.
For others, solitude is too deep, too sad, too isolating.
But it can be a shared place for
hunkering down and listening.
most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the
sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal.
The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of
someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence.”
RACHEL NAOMI REMEN, author
Silence is a patient friend. Waiting always, watching over your comings and
your goings, hoping you will join the hush and wonder.
happens during just one minute while you remain quiet:
255 babies will be born
>> Your Heart
will pump 83 Gallons Of Blood
>> A hummingbird will flap its
wings 4,000 times
>> 31,600 tons of water will flow over Niagara Falls
>> 1,800 stars will explode
McDonald’s burgers will be eaten
>> UPS will
deliver 11,319 packages
>> 243,000 photos
will be uploaded to Facebook
>> Americans will
Eat 21,000 Slices of Pizza
>> 4,310 people will
>> Twitter users
will send 347,222 tweets
passengers will take 694 rides
**Research from Pawan Patar
If this much happens inside the space of 60-seconds, then maybe you can take a little break.
It’s pretty obvious the world will keep churning if you step away from it.
Take a pause for you.
Notice your own breathing.
Consider the hummingbird, who flaps and grabs the nectar.
We, too, can join that dance.
We, too, can taste the wonder and the sweetness and come back for
We, too, can rest a minute and enjoy the quiet.
Photo credits to Claudia Ricci mystorylives.blogspot.com
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