Listening Through Silence


Generally, our orientation is outward and we do not pay much attention to what happens inside us. We are conditioned to spend more time looking outside and look for clues about possible threats in the environment or seize objects that attract our attention. As a result most of us loose touch with our natural feelings and emotions that we experience in our daily interaction with the world.

Our feelings are important. They tell us more about what is going on in our lives and what is happening to us. They point to the signals present in our environment that have either positive or negative impact upon our lives. It is therefore important that we pay attention to our own thoughts and feelings occasionally and learn about ourselves, our feelings and actions.

If your mind is busy and if your senses are constantly engaged to the outside world, you may not listen to your own feelings and emotion effectively. Hence, you must learn to silence your mind and body and pay attention to the world outside and the world inside.

When you are silent, you receive more messages from your own subconscious about current conditions or future possibilities. Your creativity and flourish when you are silent. In the following article, the author explains how to silence your mind and listen to the wisdom that is inherent in you. Silence will not only energize you but also open your mind to the wisdom that is inherent in you. Jayaram V

Katheryn Hoban

To access deep wisdom you need to learn the art of silence. When you are quiet and listening within to your own heart song, your rhythm, and the centeredness of your being, that’s when you have great access to wisdom, ability and the expanded consciousness. Silence is where you learn that you are an extraordinary being, with unlimited capacity, and that secrets are revealed to you. In moments when you become quiet a wonderful world opens to you. Or shall I say is revealed to you. It is in this space that you recognize the quiet center of your soul that rests in continual peace.

We connect with the divine part of ourselves in the silence. To allow yourself to simply be is the greatest act of respect. This is another lesson that we delve from the silence. From the simple to the extraordinary we encompass all of it. We are capable of the quiet interaction to the great displays of courage, grace, magic, and laughter, to the full blown wildest imagination. As you spend more time in periods of silence, you find that you are renewed, energized, have great ideas, connect with solutions, can propel yourself forward, or can shift from an inflexible position to one of fluidity as swiftly and easily as you need.

You easily recognize what feels peaceful and what or who does not. It becomes a simple thing when you can make an adjustment in your life so that you can retain your peace. The quietude of your mind, and heart is an extraordinary peaceful encounter. When your mind is running with fury and it pulls you in many directions, it is hard to find the balance without the quiet. We need to actively pursue the stillness. We need to quiet our minds, and unburden ourselves of all the mind junk. It does take much practice but everything worthwhile does take practice. The mind is fast and furious. The mind is vengeful and full of its desires and pressures. You must choose the quietude to know your peaceful nature. Silence is the pathway to your higher consciousness and understanding and ability.

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Author:Yoga Kat--aka Katheryn Hoban is a yoga teacher and Reiki Master Teacher with twelve years experience. She teaches children's yoga ages 3-6, and 7-12 and Adults privately in NJ. She is the author the book DAUGHTER BELOVED which will come out next year. She has created a children's affirmation CD (ages 3-6) and an affirmation CD for adults. Yoga Kat is available for speaking or writing and can be reached at