One of the beauties I love about quiet time-whether on the job, home, or personal time- is that it is simply that. . .quiet. Void of the toxic energy, that may come from human chatter. Primarily from those who do not understand the sacredness of keeping one’s tongue still. Being in one’s quiet space is a time of real treasure. It is a time of producing, and keeping oneness with self. It is also the perfect time to clear. . .the mind. That is the essence of quiet time.
There are so many features to quiet time. And, of course, during this precious time, one is able to give loving time to ourselves. We have the opportunity to be creative. It is a nourishing endeavor, indeed. Furthermore, it is also a period of self love. So, during that “break time,” where we decide to use our quiet time, and use it wisely, how can we press on in making sure that our quiet time is one of the most fruitious times of. . .our time. So, what are some of the energy nutritious activities that we can do during. . .that time? Let’s take a little exploration.
1. Quiet Reading
Oh, yes! It feels so good when we stimulate our minds. Reading for pleasure and reading for wellness is a fantastical solution to quieting our minds. Reading the right words brings a softer approach. It just makes our mental energy enriched with tranquility. Just you and the written word. And, its often during silence when we hear the sounds, smell the smells, and feel the texture of the written word. Then, we end up coming alive. Or we are re-born. So re-born that we feel our own energies in the very words we see.
2. Quiet Writing
Yes, All! Get those diaries and journals in hand. Time to purge out the negative energies within our mental, spiritual, and emotional psyche. Time to release through our writing of our words. Locking them onto paper, so that they are vigilant and euphoric for all to see. Trap the sounds, and remember how you feel at the time, on that day. Study it. Observe it. Assess the patterns of your emotions. And when you have written that energy onto the physical realm, let it serve as a reflection for the changes that you need to make.
3. Quieting Of the Mind!
Oh, that lovely meditation time. How grand and illustrious it feels to simply. . .not think. It feels magnanimous to allow our minds to rest. Permitting them the essence of stillness, so that we can practice, and experience, what it means to find peace. To breathe peace. And, to care for our minds, through one artistry of silence. Through meditation, we enter a world of mental discovery. Exploring parts we have never exercised, and parts we have never explored, before.
4. A Quiet Sleep
Getting a little nap time, during our quiet time is one epitome of self love. It means that we are nurturing our bodies, and re-aligning them with our minds. Mind. Body. And Soul. The three are never separate. And our minds guide our bodies in the healing process. Curl up with a nice pillow, a blanket if need be, and. . .allow your mind to sleep.
5. Silent Games
Yes, they are present. These silent games are mind boggling. Wouldn’t you agree? Through games of silence you are forced to accept every challenge. These challenges test our very skill set. It is through such challenges, where we explore, and test, our different strategies. Its the strategies, and skill set, which allows us to see ourselves for who we are. Skills that we can bring back to the work environment, once that time is over. Once our time, our play time is done.
6. Quiet Music
Listening to music during that precious time of self-love means that we take a deeper level into how we listen. What do we hear at the words and thoughts of music? What do we experience? How does it make us feel, when textures and wording of music heals a brokenness, or touches a sensitive area of our emotions? Connecting with a reality that many of us silently hide. And, yet, its the music, which opens that wound for healing. The music becomes our personal diary. It is our secret keeper. Music is a counselor because it senses any imbalance of sound, rhythm, beat, and harmony. It is that love, so needed in office spacing.
7. A Quiet Touch
During our quiet time, doesn’t it feel good just to hold ourselves? Just to rock ourselves until any pain is whisked away? How audacious to use one’s arms (and hands) in the cradling and holding of thyself, first, before the cradling of others!
8. A Quiet Cry
Doesn’t it feel good to cry? And, isn’t it refreshing for quiet time to serve as release time? A time for feeling that one’s humanity needs a softening. A softened release, at that? So, just cry quietly, silently. . .in time.
9. Silent Art
It can feel good to draw, craft, paint, and create during our time of stillness. Let’s do exactly that. . .feel good. Let the art demonstrate how we are to be good. . .in silence’s goods.
Now, that we have our silent tools to direct us through that stillness, let’s work them in our quiet spaces. That special space, and special place, where quiet becomes still.