The Need for Silence

walks in nature I don’t mean to criticize the younger generation, but in my opinion jogging with music in your ears through a forest is not a very good idea. Why? I have recently discovered that human beings have a need for silence.

If we knew how to incorporate some silence into our lives, we would not need that much psychotherapy and tranquillizers. Really? What am I talking about?

Meditation in Eastern/Asian sense is based on silencing first your surroundings and consequently your mind. The final goal of meditation, reached only by monks, is a state without thoughts. We live in a crazy world, where we have to fight for our daily bread. Thus the calming of the thoughts will do. We don’t need to stop our thoughts like monks. You can start by adding some silence minutes or perhaps half an hour to your daily routine. Walk in nature alone for instance. And just let the thoughts flow out of your brain.

Take care,
Helena Smole, author of Balancing the Beast, a book offering a bright view of schizoaffective disorder ˗ bipolar or manic-depressive type

3 Responses to “ “The Need for Silence”

  1. rayd says:

    it has been shown that flowing water produces negative ions – these affect serotonin and adrenaline – and these in turn affect the body through the neurotransmitters–neg ions increase adrenaline and and increases alertness – pos ions affects serotonin and decreases alertness and increases irritability – a source of pos ions is the storm front just before a rain–the friction of the clouds separate water into ions- the negative ions are attracted to the cloud and the pos ions are not attracted and are blown in front of the storm–which is why serotonin rises before a storm-and thus irritability and sleepiness increases-

  2. rayd says:

    flowing water produces neg ions which affects adrenaline- still water and stagnant water affects pos ions

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