“Silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers.” ~Osho
My God the internet is loud.
I’ve never seen anything like it. Imagine if in the 1800’s everyone stood high above the hills (their own hill) and screamed:
“Here’s why you should use a hammer and nails to fix the wheel on your carriage!”
I don’t blame Elon Musk for wanting to head to Mars. I would too. Until the loud patrol gets there. Then maybe we’ll be doing the same thing in some other futuristic version of the Internet. Or maybe history will repeat itself and we’ll use megaphones from planet to planet.
The fact of the matter is there’s a lot more people yapping about how it should be done, than there are people actually doing.
I may head to the yoga retreat and hang with some yoga instructors for a few days. Or maybe to the Ashram and hang with the monks. I don’t blame them either. It’s no wonder we have loud minds.
How do we quiet this noise?
Maybe the yoga instructors, Monks, and Musk are on to something.
I would encourage you to keep in mind that there comes a point where you need to stop consuming so much content and start creating your own.
And nobody made the rule that telling everyone how things should be done is by definition “Content”. That seems like the new myth. Be creative about what makes you, you. Start there and work your way up. Just get centered in yourself.
You don’t have to tell everyone how to invent the wheel or discover that the world is round, to be successful with creative content.
I feel like somewhere someone created the myth that instructional content is the only way to create great content. We need to be sure we aren’t losing the art of the story.
Here are a few ideas for how to find more inner peace. Please be aware that each one is a bit harder than the next. If you can complete all 3, I promise you’ll feel more fulfilled and in touch with who you are. And hopefully your mind will feel a touch quieter.
Quiet the noise. Start today.
- Download the App Headspace.
…and most importantly…Use It Daily. They give you a free first set of lessons to try it out and then you can sign up for it yearly or monthly. Do it. Make a commitment to yourself.
2. Try A Weekend Yoga Retreat.
There’s so many good ones. I’ve never been on one but what a terrific way to escape the noise that is 2018.
Here is a link to a list of upcoming Yoga Retreats you can actually afford:
Here is a website that allows you to plan a yoga retreat:
3. Take A Social Media Break For 30 Days.
Ah, perhaps the hardest of them all. Quitting social media feels like running away from home. But just try it. There’s been increasing evidence that all of this noise is like crack for your brain. It is a monumental distraction from your daily to-do’s most important of which is knowing at your core who you are and what makes you unique.
Emma Fierberg wrote for Business Insider that quitting social media for a month changed her life.
“After watching a Ted Talk that described social media like going to the casino, I decided to try and quit all social media for a month.
The results were amazing. I slept better and focused better.
This is an installment of Business Insider’s “Your Brain on Apps” series that investigates how addictive apps can influence behavior.”
I quit social media for a month – and it was the best choice I’ve ever made
After watching a Ted Talk that described social media like going to the casino, I decided to try and quit all social…www.businessinsider.com
By Geoff Pilkington
You can connect with me at: www.geoffreypilkington.com
Originally published at medium.com