BLOG Speaking of Silence

Women are often accused of lacking the ability to keep silent. But I think we’re doing the cosmos a huge favor by exercising our vocal cords at the drop of a provocative hat (My hubby owns dozens of those hats!☺️)

But seriously can you imagine humanity existing in silence?

Not speaking and speaking are both human ways of existing in the world.

According to Paul Goodman, silence is of nine types.

There’s the dumb silence of slumber or apathy…The sober silence that goes with a solemn animal face…The fertile silence of awareness, when new thoughts emerge… the alive silence of alert perception, ready to say, “This… this…”…The musical silence that accompanies absorbed activity…The silence of listening to another speak, and catching the drift… The noisy silence of resentment and self-recrimination… The baffled silence of stupor… The silence of peaceful accord with other persons, or communion with the cosmos.

So next time you’re silent, try and decipher which kind of silence envelopes you.

Because silence … can be fertilizing, it can bathe the imagination, and rejuvenate it…especially when you’re reading poetry.

And this Sunday you can do just that…😊

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Puja Bhakoo, author, MOOD SWINGS