Do you dream of sitting on a mountain, tapping into the power of silence?
It would be lovely, right?
The truth is, we don’t need to be in a serene environment to experience stillness. It’s simpler than that.
Silence is letting thoughts come and go and not trying to change them or do what they say.
Silence is not checking your cell phone.
Silence is taking a break from busyness.
Silence is day-dreaming.
Silence is a cup of tea without reading your book or looking at Instagram.
Silence is going to the gym without listening to a podcast.
Why is silence so golden?
Everything we want is already within us.
What to do next.
And, like embers, when we gently blow on our inner strengths, they come alive.
Silence is how we do this. A few minutes here and there can reap many rewards.
Want to try it for five minutes?
Just for fun.
To see what happens.
What to expect …
Sometimes, when you do nothing, it’s noisy.
Your mind may chug over past happenings. It may become fixated with the last text you sent or how you did at work today.
Whatever thoughts your mind throws up, it’s normal.
Just the mind doing its thing.
Try not to get attached to what is or isn’t happening.
The thoughts will pass.
If it feels uncomfortable, stop. Listen to that part of you that says, ‘This isn’t for me right now.’ Find another way to make space that feels good: Be lazier with your day. Go for a walk. Have that cup of tea.
Trust your wisdom will show up.
It might be an idea that’s instantly recognizable as valuable,
Or it might seem insignificant—so much so that you ignore it.
Learning to discern what is wisdom and what is mind chatter is one of my favorite parts of the Do Nothing Meditation Method,
This is why we spend two whole weeks on it, exploring how to use it to make life run more smoothly.
A general rule of thumb is the voice of the mind is more urgent, whereas our wisdom has a relaxed quality to it.
The Do Nothing Meditation method is so much more than just a meditation. It’s a tool for getting out of drama and overwhelm and back to you.
I hope you enjoy your five minutes today.