How Can Silence Help?

Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence.George Steiner

when words fail

Often we find ourselves in situations where words fail. This might be when the other person is not listening or when we can’t add much value with words. Remember situations when another person has suffered a tragedy and we don’t quite know what to say? Or when we say things we don’t quite mean?


When all else fails, silence speaks volumes. A silent mind is energized and motivated. Silence is often the best policy when others are not listening. It also works wonders when we don’t know how to console another. And certainly it does the trick when we’re just filling space with meaningless chatter.

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM silent.

Recommendation: Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tse

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