Why The Quiet?

When we’re constantly distracted – even by ‘good things’: sport, reading, listening…let alone the other things: social and its socially-expected appendages (ie booze!), soaps & boxsets, gaming and generally numbing out with non-stop scrolling and online shopping – we miss the opportunity to be in alignment with our greater selves.

We miss the opportunity for the things to come up which we really need to address. The tough stuff, essentially.

Which doesn’t sound very appealing, does it? (It’s probably why Netflix is so popular…it’s fuelling our desire for a ‘get out of class’ pass…!)

But when we’re distracted we don’t have to ponder on our behaviour. We don’t have to dig deep enough to ask what’s driving us (and our more compulsive behaviours), we don’t have to unearth the pain and the older hurts (which are still driving our actions today, subconsciously, yet unceasingly…putting us on the merry-go-round of repeating the same patterns over and again).

We need the quiet to allow the tough stuff to surface, in order for us to hear it, and in order for us to deal with it.*

 

Stopping, come what may

And if we don’t stop to tackle the big stuff – our deep pains & our sources of suffering – life will find its way of stopping us for us. For us… Illness, accidents, injuries – they’re all ways in which life is begging us to stop and take heed.

Curious as it may sound, but these things arise in order to highlight what’s out of kilter for us. The body is trying to communicate with us…albeit often in what appear quite crude, blatant ways: pain, dis-ease, possibly more pain…

The body doesn’t want to ‘make us ill’ only for us to stuff a load of drugs into it. It wants us to deal with the underlying stuff which is keeping us from being in balance… The body, just like every other single entity in nature, wants to be in balance. When it’s not, it will show us how it’s sick. (And in fact it doesn’t ‘make us ill’, it simply shows us what’s not right…) But we have to do the work to bring it back there…into balance.

 

Taking out insurance

And so the quiet is a double insurance policy. It ensures that your all-round health is good by dealing with the things that come up – for wellbeing in mental, spiritual and whole-person health – and in lots of ways this consequently ensures that modern life’s big challenges may well pass you by…

The quiet, and the subsequent probing and questioning ourselves; taking an honest inventory of our state of play and the behaviours we display in our interactions… Changing what doesn’t feel good to us, perhaps making some amends, and endeavouring to find a framework of ‘being’ that feels better, feels more heart-driven, less agenda-oriented, less egoic…

And in the quiet space, not only do the issues rise up for us to identify them, but when we give ourselves the opportunity, the solutions to the very same issues will also surface – guiding us via our own inner knowing, to a better, more peaceful place.

All of this is the work that we all have to do to reach towards whole health. Robust, wholesome, hearty health. Available to all, readily, we just have to get quiet enough to hear it…

 

* It’s what we’re here to do…