My Discourses With Silence

“The deepest river makes least din, the silent soule doth most abound in care” – William Alexander

One of my favorite, my quietest retreat, is indeed, solitude. When I am alone, travelling all by myself, I find a kind of peace I find nowhere else. It is liberating for my soul, my very existence.  In today’s fast paced world, we are being pulled in a hundred different directions. I find retreating to myself as a convenient means to gather myself, to pull myself together. As I am consumed by impeccable silence, I start enjoying the sweet melody of nature.

My friends think I am unusual. They gape at me , wondering what treasures I find when I traverse across the grounds all alone. Its not that I am anti-social; I just enjoy my own company very much. Its then that awe grasps me as I drink through my eyes all the wonder that envelops me- the skies, the trees, the beautiful natural green, that’s when I look at myself, reflected in everything I see. At that time, I find– me. My room mates are amazed when they see me gone (sometimes for a stretch of a few hours) or when they see me alone in my room, sitting  in my favorite corner or lying quietly,eyes slightly unfocused and dreamy; that is when I converse with silence; I converse with myself. I find it a highly engaging and peaceful activity, providing me greater tranquility than writing, perhaps greater than music itself.

I leave my mind free and let it wander to faraway places. I do not put a full stop; I just become a silent observer, my eyes wide open, witnessing the pictures flashing across my mind. I settle into a seemingly easy truce with myself. There, I find reverence, respect and dignity for myself and for others. None of this is done intentionally. I do not practice it consciously. I just slip into that state of mind on my own and when I break that silence at my own leisurely comfort; lo! I find peace, I find myself renewed, I draw greater contentment and strength, I find harmony between myself and all that surrounds my being.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “In the attitude of silence, the soul finds the path in a clearer light and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after truth”

My solitude becomes my own spiritual space; my private discourse with silence….


11 thoughts on “My Discourses With Silence

  1. every time i read one of your pieces, i am transported into a new world. and with every thought of yours i can relate to myself. with every read my respect and belief in your writings has strengthened. It’s a very introspective piece and carefully worded. It took in into trance where i could locate a place where i could have discourses with my inner-self. Very good. Very proud of you!!

    • Thank you very much di… I am really glad you like it… Your appreciation means a lot.. After all, initially,I learned the delicacies of the English language through you.. thanks a ton.. loads of love 😀

  2. Awesome article!!!! Written straight from the heart… Very good!!
    And I was about to write what Ms. Sugandha has already written, so I completely agree with her.
    She just mouthed my words!

  3. Being solitary is being alone well, being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others.Because solitude is an achievement.————-Alice Koller

    Your writing is mproving day-by-day……Keep it up.

  4. well r u trying to answer ma question through it??????? jst kidding…….hehe dis 1 iz d best of all ……very thotfull. i was literally engrossed into ur world…..d way u live and d way u do invovle urself into ur ownself…. very naice. .keep up d good work.

  5. according to me it is very fulish to consider a person sitting with ownself anti social….
    any way this is a very good piece of poetry which sends a pesson to state of trance 🙂
    keep it up

  6. I think I connect with what you’ve written. I myself, am lost once I start thinking things. I start with the something and end at something that is completely different and alien to what I started with. Once I come back to my senses (You might find the phrase a little out-of-place but I think that is what happens..) I feel amazed as to how a thought leads on to another. It really is liberating.
    What you’ve written is commendable. Its not easy to put a feeling like that in words. So true and so well written. 🙂

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