Updated: Dec 12, 2020
Look at a clear night sky. What would you see? Twinkling stars, shooting stars and some rocks floating across the sky. But you’d also see the emptiness, the nothingness. And that is what silence looks like.
Music— that delightful disturbance of air— resonates through the cosmos, weaving a string of harmony of myriad emotions. The distant echo flows through our life juices, taking us into a journey of eternal bliss and happiness. But silence is also a part of the music. It is the silence that gives meaning to the strings being pulled and the symphony being produced. But what do we know about silence?
Silence is also a part of the conversation. Silence is also a part of the emptiness. Yet we never listen to silence; we never see the emptiness in its entirety.
We never notice what the silence wants to tell us. We are drowning in the cacophony of shallowness, superficiality and an endless, mindless pursuit of crossroads; and it’s in the company of solitude and silence that we often discover ourselves and the answers to our problems.
But did we ever listen to silence?
Because, we are not aware that silence is all pervasive; because we don’t know that silence exists.
Look at a clear night sky. What would you see? Twinkling stars, shooting stars and some rocks floating across the sky. But you’d also see the emptiness, the nothingness. And that is what silence looks like. The cosmos is the silence; silence is the cosmos.
Sometimes, take out time for yourself; detach yourself from your live streaming devices and social media apps and try to listen to the resonance of silence. You’ll have most of the answers you’re seeking. It’ll tell you everything.