Recently, I’ve been more intentionally spending time in silence.
Silence is a great way to listen to your internal dialog as it interrupts the space like a petulant child.
It’s also a great alternative when you don’t have a kind or thoughtful response for your audience at the moment.
I clearly need more practice with silence, though I’ve meditated for years. My ability to return to the space is more challenged when I’m busy, agitated, tired, frustrated and overwhelmed.
Maybe that’s why Rumi said, “Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.”