How much do you value silence in your life? For most people, the idea of being silent for more than an hour (except for sleeping) would be a real challenge. Would you ever consider a 10-day silent retreat where you eliminate all external stimuli and just have your own soul to communicate with? Suppose you were a castaway with only a volleyball or perhaps a tiger to keep you company? Would you be able to bear the silence of your own thoughts?
Perhaps silence is one of the key ingredients missing from our society and most of our lives. Is it possible to get to know yourself deeply without being with yourself in silence for extended periods? Can you communicate directly with the Creator without staying quiet long enough to hear the whispers in your ear? Silence is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself as well as share with others. Why not make it a regular part of your day and see what insights you receive.
Ted Murray is an Executive Life Coach based in Boulder, Colorado. Ted had a long career as an international tennis professional, inspiring young players who became Olympic medalists and multiple Grand Slam winners. Ted’s focus is empowering people of all ages to aspire to and achieve their ultimate dreams in life, and his Coach From the Heart program enables people gain clarity and fulfillment. Ted is the bestselling author of Tennis from the Heart – Pursuing the Dream. For 16 years, Ted has written a daily inspirational Message from the Heart shared with thousands of people worldwide.