THE SILENCE PRINCIPLE

January 7, 2021 –

Some people use silence to decrease mental and physical stress, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

I dream a lot. My dreams are in color and mostly happy. I see familiar people, things, and places. Some of my dreams are weird. And the strangest thing is very few of my dreams are accompanied by voices, tones, or music. My dreams are void of noise. They are silent. It’s when I am awake I hear internal and external noise. It’s as if the noise fills the silence vacuum.

It’s strange it’s not the external noise, but the internal sounds that can shorten life. Similar elevated amounts of internal noise can increase mental and physical stress, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

Many people find it challenging to mute or even lower their noise levels. There are several actions to take to quiet external noise. For example, you can physically distance yourself from the noise or place sound suppressers over your ears. These actions don’t help when we struggle to tune out internal noise.

A solution to help moderate internal noise is to think in the present. Most superfluous internal noise is caused by our mind continuing to live in the past and focused on old failings, grudges, and worrying about what happened.

Mind control is the key to lessening internal noise and living a stress-free long life. Daily affirm you are experiencing less noise, mostly negative noise. Practice being in the present and avoid extended noise exposure. Avoid negative people and lessen your exposure to television, social media, clueless “news,” and bogus opinions.

I suppose noise is a fact of life, but too much noise may shorten life. Look for silence, sleep better, and live longer.