In an increasingly noisy and loud world we live in, more and more people are now in search of ways and means that can help them make relaxed. Quiet pauses in the early hours of the day can help us connect with the divine, ease our minds and put us in touch with ourselves. We need to learn to choose and make silence a part of our lives. Maybe it’s by taking a moment to remember a loved one, waking up before the sun rises or replacing a noisy time of day with a calming break.
The great Rumi says: “Listen to silence. It has so much to say”. “Silence can benefit us if we use it wisely,” says Julie Potiker, a mindfulness expert and author of the new book, Life Falls Apart, But You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos. “If we allow the quiet to slow us down and open us up to what is there in our environment – a dog barking, a bird chirping – it means focusing attention on what you are hearing, which can stop your mind from ruminating and worrying.”