February 28, 2012 3:54:19 PM EST
Question: How do you get people to use the power of silence? In a society that likes to talk, how do you keep quiet about certain things? What kinds of plans should we keep private?
Its about discipline. I could sit up here and tell you techniques or ways to get there, but that’s the issue. TELLING each other about whatever and not going off on our own information. In December I took the time out to stop talking… Something I am glad that I did. The silence of my voice allowed me to pick myself apart and examine the world I live in. Not to my surprise was I shocked about the insecurities and fragments in my personality, but at the end of it all I understood that I was not perfect. If I want to continue to be that figure that people turn to for positive energy and reinforcement I must first take the time out to get to know myself now, in the past, and in the future.
What kinds of plans should be keep private?
We should keep our expectations private. I learned first-hand the devastation that comes from being let down. Something that is planned out should only be planned out, and never used as a tool to inspire people. My friends tell me all the time “it sounds nice”, but we have to remember that life is random. Just because we speak something into the universe does not mean we will receive that same energy and everything will be ok.
How do you get people to use the power of silence?
I’d say by example. You’d have to show someone when, and where it’s ok to be silent. If you’re arguing with someone about something that is pointless simply stop talking. Once you establish that the energy wasted on trivial things is pointless what’s there to say about anything? Think about a conversation that you had with a friend about anything. The conversation can be all over the place, but if you do not comment on something that does not matter and focus on the topic at hand you’ll be able to get to point A significantly faster. As impulsive as society is today it is difficult to learn to shut up when you have men and women being paid money to run their mouths about nonsense over the internet, and media.
The thing about silence is that it cloaks you in mystery. Take, for example, the ending to a movie. If the movie kept your attention and left an open ending for you to draw conclusions you’re going to want to know more. Why did all of this happen? How will it conclude? What is this? These are question that come to mind when I want to know something. Once you find the answers to things you WANT they stick, whether you read or see the material once or dozens of times after.
I can go on for the rest of the day about what we need to do, but at the end of it all it’s about actions. A good friend of mine asked me the other day “What will you do when you wake up and it’s the day after graduation?” All of my words, sayings and action will matter more than any other time in my life. All of the talks about being strong, not giving up, and stirring the spirits of the masses will now be put to the test. I may have to stick to myself, upgrade then chase my dream, however will I be shunned by those that look up to me? That is a question I continue to leave open ended. I am human, I make mistakes. The only mistake I do not want to make is to let someone who looks up to me ONLY look up to me. Look up to me and realize that I am not the end, but a messenger along the road of life. Look past me and continue to reach for humble and moral self satisfaction.