As I grow older, I have realized the more quiet I have become. Besides the unusual day where I have a ton of stuff to say just cause I feel like talking, but my personality tends to lean on the quiet reserved side. (Unless you know me well then im legit crazy ) hehe jk. Or am I? 😜
This doesn’t work very well when it comes to social situations. People mistaken quiet people for being not outgoing (I can be pretty outgoing depending on my mood, but mostly am an introvert at heart). Or they just don’t even bother connecting with people like me because they might feel we have nothing to offer, or were boring.. Whatever the case may be. I’m proud of my quietness!! It’s a rare trait to have in a world that’s all about themselves and I’ve met way too many narsasstic personalities in my life.
But if you’re the quiet listener type, you should embrace it. Embrace the shit out of it!
You can learn an incredible amount of information just by listening and being mindful. I feel like a lot of people in this world live their lives all about themselves and the amount of people who are terrible listeners are growing expenentially. The world desperately needs more listeners. I think the better the listener you are the better the friend. I’ve gained an incredible amount of insight on just listening. And able to give decent advice on top of that.
Next time you have a moment to yourself, sit somewhere quiet and electronic free. Close your eyes and focus on your breath for atleast 5 minutes and try to clear your head of all your troubles from the day. Counting down from 10 every time I inhale always works for me. Inhale in deep and exhale through your nose. Focus on the rising of your belly, or let yourself just be in that stillness. The more quiet your mind comes ( it takes lots of determination and time) the more peace it will bring into your daily life. I do this twice a day (if my toddler allows it😀) . If I can’t find time during the day, I absolutely MUST do it after Audree is asleep and I’m able to really get into it. My nightly sessions are now ranging from 20 minutes to 2 hours. (Mostly chakra meditation at the moment). Meditation is soul therapy. The soul speaks to you. It’s up to you if you want to hear it or not ❤️❤️