The more silent you are, the less likely you are to say something stupid, which means you are more likely to seem smart! But in our social world without communication it is so difficult to imagine your life. We talk on the phone, we talk to colleagues at work, we talk to family at home, we also talk in shops and institutions ... it seems that if we stop talking, life will become unbearably difficult. In fact, this is not the case, and there are many advantages to conscious and prolonged silence. We tell what experience a person will gain if he/she does not talk for a week.
For the sake of receiving peace
We all know what spam and information noise are: when too much information comes from everywhere - from billboards, from radio and television, from the Internet and in the form of visuals in transport, on shop windows, stands, boards. In addition to everything else, the people around us, and often ourselves, share with loved ones completely unnecessary, useless information, and not always positive. All this energetically exhausts us, makes us irritable, aggressive. Refusing to communicate will help you understand how much you speak during the day. Even seven days will be enough to take a break from the hustle and bustle and become calmer.
Opportunity to look at the situation from another angle
Sometimes, being in close contact with someone, we do not see the situation from the outside, but perceive everything from within. Through speech we can express thoughts, emotions, offer or refute, agree or disagree. During a week of silence, you can learn to look deeper and analyze the whole picture of what is happening, rather than making decisions based only on what has already been said. You will be able to better understand body language, gestures, many problems will be solved or seem not so global. You will stop wasting energy on words and direct it to positive thinking and action.
Reducing the level of aggression
Words are powerful hooks that often cling to us. They are said with the wrong intonation or are negative in their content, they force them to react to them aggressively and come into conflict with the interlocutor. If you want to avoid unnecessary negativity or learn to calm your conflict, then seven days of silence will help you stop reacting to all stimuli, throw offensive phrases without thinking about whether to say it at all. You will learn to hear your inner voice, understand why this or that person is trying to drive you crazy, you will be able to control your emotions and always stay cool and confident. It is not for nothing that Tibetan monks practice silence and meditation, so they are cleansed of negativity, dirty thoughts, comprehend Zen.
Gaining new experience
Of course, not everyone dares to remain silent for a week. Then, most likely, you will be the first in your environment, if you decide on such an experiment. Some will decide that you are crazy, others will think that you are offended by them and do not talk. Either way, it will be an unforgettable experience for you. And if your life has become monotonous, flowing, then such an experience will help you cheer up, feel alive, refresh your life, think about the important, draw conclusions.
If you start an experiment with silence, then in any case during these seven days there will be an awkward moment when it seems inappropriate to remain silent, it will look unreasonable. But it is also silence to be silent regardless of the situation. You will be able to master the willpower if you overcome this test. This just seems like an easy task. It is really difficult to be silent. However, after a successful passage, you will be able to pay less attention to people's opinions and listen more to yourself.
Ability to follow your words
To give a word is such an invaluable phrase nowadays! People give words, then take them back, promise, but do not keep their promises, say, but forget what they said. All because they say too much! The fewer words we utter, the more meaningful they are. These phrases will not get lost among the information noise and word flow. And if you have noticed a constant empty chatter, because of which you have repeatedly suffered, telling too much not at the appropriate place and not to appropriate people, then a conscious long silence will teach you to control speech.
Reassessment of values and desire for life
After being silent for seven days, being alone with ourselves, pushing communication with friends and relatives to the background, we achieve a certain level of harmony and enlightenment. After such an experience, a person acutely feels a taste for life, realizes that everything is fleeting, so it is important to live consciously every second! Not forever, but at least for a while you will forget what it means to spend time aimlessly.
Of course, for such an experience, it is important to think through the details: warn your loved ones in advance about your conscious silence, take a vacation at work, go to a cozy place where you will not be disturbed, do not use gadgets. It is better to read new and interesting books. Only then will you be able to plunge into the world of harmony and self-knowledge!