I’ve actually been feeling a tremendous amount of gratitude for these last two and a half weeks I’ve been forced to live in silence. Coincidentally, so has my husband.
I’ve come to perceive this involuntary silence as a wonderful gift; an extraordinary lesson in inner strength and stillness. Instead of moving through life in the reacting state (business as usual), I’ve been forced to be the observer—not able to react at all, no matter how badly I want to. There is something so deeply gratifying (and peaceful) about this, about being the observer without any option. And, in my humble opinion, the only time we can truly cultivate compassion—toward ourselves, as well as toward others—is when we are in such a state.
I’ve learned so much during this time—about myself and about the world. For this, I feel so utterly blessed.
Tell me about a time when you were the observer in your life in comments below (or email me directly).
In other ITT40 news, “youge” announcement coming next week.
Namaste in stillness.