Have you ever thought why nature. …sculptures. paintings….looks beautiful to us…? Sometimes we forget that they don’t speak…they are in silence and are created in such a way that one can look in to them to know what they speak but that too with a silence…isn’t that amazing?
In short we prefer silence to speech! If it wasn’t that way then why do we see people who have the privilege of speech and we see that they misuse it by arguments, fights and inappropriate words and notions to hurt others.
“There are times when silence has the loudest voice”
“I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strangely, I am ungrateful to these teachers” ~ Khalil Jibran
I was with the notion that its great to be able to talk as we at least can express ourselves. I have heard people who even though can talk aren’t privileged to speak or express because they are dominated or harassed by someone who is very inhuman and mean to them.
Woman in the society is often treated so…where she has not many rights…if so then she should be in her limits…and these limits no one decides but others for her.
“Silence is the most powerful scream.”
But as I see world more and more…and live to experience each moments in and around life… I presume silence is the best!
And then this thought came to my mind…whenever I went to Niagara…I was lost in those waterfalls…somewhere far but without even I knowing about it! It took me away from myself…and that silence is so divine!
“Silence is a great source of strength”
Similarly nature…I remember as a child I always used to look for our recess time in school as that gave me opportunity to go and sit near this lake. There was a big tree with shade and the sun setting his rays appropriately letting one to go through the spa effect and the silence of water often disturbed by the dry leaves or fruits that used to fall in.. due to the squirrels running around!
“Do not speak unless you can improve the silence”
That’s where I developed the interest in William Wordsworth’s poem! I used to often go with my friend Maitree…when the bell used ring we used to rush to our classes…and we often felt that we both did some kind of meditation and it was a rejuvenating feel!
“Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.”
So I prefer this saying, which I remember seeing in my school’s library section
“Silence is Golden”
….but then when its Jagjit Singh’s voice…I feel the same even though he is expressing some poet’s feelings :D
“Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.”