Life constantly wants to teach us a lesson, but most times we are so caught up in the living of life, we miss the lesson. It walks by undetected. The lessons to be learned are for us alone, about ourselves. Life wishes most to teach us our lessons through the silence of our heart, when we still ourselves to hear what it is trying to tell us. Silence is the great teacher. A wise person once told me, “You never learn anything by talking.” Silence allows us to hear that inner voice, always wanting to communicate with us, wanting to have a relationship with us. But too often we go about our living, never inviting it to stay. Never listening to what we need to hear.
In the silence, we notice more about the world around us, the melodious sounds of nature. Birds singing, hoping they have an audience, while the wind trumpets, prompting the leaves to clap in appreciation. Silence allows us to have gratitude for our world and the wonderment it contains.
In these times of silence, we have the opportunity to learn about others as well. To notice the eyes and attitudes of the people around us, whose needs may be greater than our own. Then responding to them in a way that is most beneficial for our “BE”ing.
Invite silence to stay awhile and rest, as it is weary from its travels. Far too many times, in so many different places, it has not been invited to stay, and in turn, has walked by undetected.