The importance of silence

I’m not sure what I’m want to express and how to express it, maybe that’s not the best way to start an entry because confidence is all right? I don’t know if this is my social anxiety talking either, but probably it have something to do with it.

Silence in my opinion is a vital source of energy, I need it for recharging, relaxing and recover. If I don’t have my daily dosis of silence, chances are I’ll feel like a mudafoca piece of trash that day. But… what about other people? Are we introverts and we anxious chihuahuas in perpetual state of shaking the only ones who need silence in their life? For some people silence are described as unnatural and uncomfortable lack of sound, my mom, this person I spend so much time with since I’m young and I live with her, she’s one of this people.

The other day we were in separe rooms and I went where she was to take something and she told me “don’t you think the house is too quiet?”, I was so damn shocked, because I didn’t realize how amazing I was feeling because it was perfect, is quiet, is calm, what you are talking about, mom? But she don’t think like that, she’s uncomfortable when there’s such a quietness in our house. It’s interesting.

Although, I still think silence is important for everyone’s life, is unhealthy to allow ourselves to be understimulated all the time… tv, radio, internet, smartphones, cars noises outside, it’s too much! Silence is needed.

And what does it means you can’t be in a place where only you, maybe a book or your computer why not? But there’s nobody else and there isn’t certanly no sound but your own breathing. Why aren’t you capable of being alone with yourself?

Even when two people are having a conversation silence is there, and is natural, and is awkward yes, but it’s meant to be there. A pause, a moment of reflexion, how can you understand the other person feelings and thinking without a short pause? Or you aren’t really listening. We need to stop being scared of silence because it give us wonders if we let it, we can understand ourselves and others better through it, we can create new things when is nothing there to distract us. Silence is needed.

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