“Does not everything depend on our interpretation of the silence around us?”
― Lawrence Durrel, Justine
It’s ironic how the company of silence teaches us grander lessons than the constant chatter of most professionals situated in huge and old brick-walled buildings. Though it doesn’t mean that those people are incompetent, rather it only means that silence offers us the possibility of learning from the geniuses lurking beneath each person’s facade.
Since we were kids we always have that intuition that gives us a small peek of the consequences associated with our every performance. The voice inside our heads guiding us which we later named as ‘conscience’ because it usually decides whether a certain act of ours is morally right or wrong. In the Christian context it is called the Holy Spirit. And according to John (15:26) this special spirit, among being the third in the Trinity, is fully God. He who is eternal, omniscient, omnipresent, has a will, and can speak. It is He who is a person yet not particularly visible in the Bible because His ministry is to bear witness of Jesus. Meaning that God has already equipped us with forces and powers and strength needed to become champions of our race. By giving us the Holy Spirit He has somewhat bestowed upon us the ‘cheats’ of life; for the Holy Spirit already evaluated the actions we undertake before we even think of executing it.
So you see, we have the power to command the very nature and essence of life. The Creator Himself gave that indescribable gift to us mere mortals through sacrificing His only begotten Son, and the only thing He asks in return is for us to believe in Jesus Christ. If we believe in Him then we can do much more than what Christ Himself accomplished.
“Silence is deafening.” Quite a contradicting sentence but true nonetheless.
Try to delve into autopilot for once. Forget about the materialistic hold this world has on you. Get a free hour or two for you once in a while and then take your very own adventurous realization.
The perfect place to do this is to let your feet lead you somewhere quiet and a little bit unfamiliar; a place completely devoid of peers. An escape route of sorts. Then of course, make sure the view is very pleasing to the eye, lots of space and fresh air enveloping you. Get lost in the calming sounds of Mother Nature- birds singing, little kids laughing, mothers chatting, the soothing sound of sea water caressing the rough sand contours of the bay, and even the faint sound of echoing footfalls. Allow the cool crisp air enter your relaxed and slumped figure and then…drift away.
Close your eyes and just feel your surroundings.
Remember all the happy memories you had as a kid. The smell of your mother’s perfume and the sound of your father returning home. Remember the words said, remember the favorite songs of your family. Remember…
Count your blessings one by one. If the mailman delivered your mail this morning-even if it’s a bunch of bills- thank God. Even if your stuck in traffic, thank God still because you are on your way to having another great day. Even if things did not turn out as you expected it would, thank God. Everything has been planned, the way your everyday life runs is a preparation for your step to greatness. You were born a Champion of the world. All you have to do is to be grateful for every small thing that comes your way, because God’s plan for your life is something very worth waiting for. Something that is beyond your wildest dreams to even comprehend. All this a testament to God’s goodness, mercy. love and unprecedented favor for every human being alive in this planet. You just have to believe and say those six beautiful words…thank you and I love You.
Bask in the serenity of silence and then listen…listen to what your heart has to say…listen to God.