We have completely failed the pursuit of silence. In the current culture of dings, bells, rings, alarms, and whistles from a million electronic devices, it’s hard to find a place to just sit. Sitting in silence has become scary. Sitting in silence has become something to move away from instead of towards. We are contstantly taking opportunities away from silence and filling them with static. Mulit-tasking has become the norm and there are a number of ways we are suffering from it.
Creativity begs for silence. Our emotions are born out of our creative spaces. Like a garden craving space to grow in order to lay down roots and soak up the breath and life force needed to thrive, this is the space our emotions and creative places desire to thrive. It’s not just the opportunity to sit still for a minute that cultivates the soil. It’s the willingness to fill the space with silence. It is the willingness the make the silence be a thing that is sacred enough to hold space.
It’s the space that is required to allow out emotions to make their announcement with fullness and life. Without space they dart in and out with the fear of not being appreciated to the full intensity, without being held sacred enough to offer a sense of learning into our own heart space. It is in that scary space that we run away from them. We stuff them down, pushing the beach ball under water with waste of energy. Energy that is needed to cultivate the light we bring from the emotional center and into the creative space in which we can express our emotions, allowing them to process and move through our bodies with the gift of learning more about ourselves and our heart center.
The creative center has the power to own our souls, grow our garden, and bring us into our potential, which allows our voice to blossom. Without cultivating the silence and allowing room for it’s invitation, it is easily dismissed. Into the space of dings, bells, alarms, and whistles, we can lose our sunlight missing the room to breath. Without which, breath, we fail to take in what we need from the environment and our emotional, creative center withers away. Silence. We must own the silence and challenge ourselves to exist inside of it.
So breath. Be silent. Push the space open. Feel the opening into your creativity. Hear your own voice. Have stillness engulf you. Learn to move inside your emotional center inside nature’s natural balance.