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Saturday, November 14, 2009

The beauty of silence

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Mother Teresa

1. I learned that silence can be deafening. It may even render more damage than a loud litany of woes.

I once fought with my step mom. But I never really said a word. Just stood there looking all pissed while she was yelling at me. Though I cried after, I think it was her who got all the wrinkles and hypertension (We’re ok now, don’t worry).

2. No body wins a debate. Both parties usually lose in arguments. And people usually win by mere silence.

Arguments only create a competitive environment. Everyone wants to win. No one would want to heed, nor stop to consider the other’s point and reason. I never really liked confrontations. Maybe because, more often than not, nothing is really resolved. Only a big gap, a chasm of awkwardness is created.

3. One appears smarter and wiser when in silence.

More words spoken, more mistakes. Might as well, think first before you speak. “Pakitang gilas” never really gets appreciated. And I hate “epals” who speak so much with never really anything in it. Just a waste of time.

4. People do not really need advise, they just need someone to listen to them.

People would often know what to do in situations. They just need an audience to support them.

5. One hug is just the loudest of all advices. It can create the Niagara in each of us.

When you see a friend in pain or in anguish, a silent one minute hug usually does more than an hour of counselling.

6. The clearest expression of Love and Lust is made in silence. The eyes usually do the talking.
Even strangers in malls can attest to this… not that I’ve done it. Just an observation. LOL

7. The saddest parts of movies are mostly done in silence.

Real life doesn’t really involve much dialogue. Telenovelas usually are exaggerations of how people converse while in anguish or in love.

My movie crying moments are usually those done in silence. I cried when Ellie and Carl in Up were silently living their lives as they silently bade goodbye to each other. Either that or the background music was superb.

8. A kiss, a hug, a smile, a pat, a touch, a wink, a nudge… are the silent ways of saying… you are cared for… you are loved.

No need to explain. Try them to experience.

16 mga umutot:

anteros' dominion said...

(tahimik na nakatanghod sa harapan ng computer habang nakasarado ang bibig)

at muli kong iginigiit, hindi mo ako kilala


Galen said...

That's why I never give my full trust to the spoken word.

colorblind said...

here's a big virtual hug :)

jonathan said...

Very well said. I also like the examples given. It shows that each and every one has a story to share.

xtian1978ii said...

hehe oo sa mga gestures mo mas naipapadama ang mga nasa saloobin mo

Toilet Thoughts said...

@anteros: ok, di nako namimilit. hehe. thanks sa pagdaan! sa uulitin!

@galen: hmmmm ako, I mostly look at the body language first then the spoken word before I could get a person's profile. hehe

@colorblind: thanks! yey!

@Phi jon: thanks! I've got so much more stories actually, I just can't disclose too personnal stories. hehe

@xtian: seryoso ng batang ito. haha.

citybuoy said...

i once read that there are many ways to lose battles. engaging in them is the first. wala lang. medyo bagay sa #2.

as for silence, yeah it's very powerful. it's unsettling and its presence is always felt.

Toilet Thoughts said...

@citybuoy: hmmm I kinda like that line you wrote... thanks!

and thanks for droppin by.

aliping binabahay said...

hmm... may naalala tuloy ako dito sa post mo. galing! hehe.

Ruthi said...

I agree. Silence is my number one weapon pag may LQ kami ni Hubby. He can't stand it so he would just admit defeat. Ang hindi niya alam... palibhasa kano siya... di ko lang talaga ma-english ang galit ko kaya tumatahimik na lang ako. and it works all the time. lol

Toilet Thoughts said...

@Ruthi: Panalo ka talaga. hahahaha!

Yj said...

hah! i believe in the power of eye contact too.... i've always hated pick up line kasi hahahaha

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Toilet Thoughts said...


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