Quiet – Power of silence

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. – Albert Einstein

I was reading up and came across several references which say that being quiet helps in boosting creativity. Thinking of my own case, ideas seem to strike up more often when i’m alone and pondering over the problem. Walks  help in reclaiming that bit. Albeit i don’t get the time to do it more often. There are several days where we are embroiled in discussions with the family / neighbors / relatives or colleagues. We’d like to believe that we can come up with a solution in a jiffy. But that isn’t always the case. Sometimes all we end up with are short term solutions. More like fixing tape when we really need to glue things together.

At times like these, i feel its better to soak myself in solitude. That involves switching off the tv, silencing the phone and slipping in to a quite corner. Some people may count it as meditation, but for the life of me i haven’t been able to figure out how to meditate. What works for me is diverting my focus to something less complex. Like what i see around me, something as simple as nature or kids playing in a park. Add classical music as a background and i would be sorted for the time being.

Some of the really quiet people who deafened the world with their ideas were Einstein, Mozart and even Tesla. Of course there is the more enlightened lot such as Buddha who chose to roam in the wilderness to find the answers to his questions. Most of us may not be on to such pursuits, but in the meanwhile we need to value the time we have with ourselves to push the self beyond the frontier of the obvious.

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9 thoughts on “Quiet – Power of silence

  1. Very sound advice 🙂

  2. Nice post! And your words are so true…..Some solitude is required to rediscover yourself and bring out your best!

  3. I agree with you. It is not only silence that lets you think straight but the fact that you are keeping silent prevents other people from distracting you and breaking your concentration. Sometimes keeping maun is the best way to get things done

  4. Silence is good, but do make sure you speak out when it is required 🙂 Well written btw 🙂

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