I remember being so uncomfortable in silence. It still bothers me when it's not my choice to sit in it. I needed words, noise, music, background humming....something going on around me to feel "normal". I remember forcing myself to sit on my bed one day. I sat there for hours, mostly in silence. I made myself do it because I needed to know that I could. I needed to know that I could be still and comfortable in silence.
I'm always so busy moving and shaking and doing things and making things happen that it's challenging for me to choose to sit down and be quiet. I even fill my conversations with "uhms" and "uhs" to fill the empty spaces.
Today I decided to be as silent as possible. Very little words and no music for the day are my choices (until I leave work! LOL)
I don't know where this experiment came from or why I chose today but I'll take advantage of where I'm being led and learn from the outcome. Come to think about it, it started Saturday evening. I'm paying attention and am aware now!
THE WORD FOR TODAY IS SILENCE
I'm Ellen Gee. When I'm honest, we learn things. When I'm not, we learn things too.
Capturing the Past