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Quietude in a Noisy World

Most of us, if not all, are bombarded on a daily basis with a constant roll of activities. From notifications on our mobile phone to conversation buzz, and sometimes deadlines, all dictate our pace. This orchestration of noises, if not well-managed, will hinder us from finding inner peace. Where, then, can we experience so-called peace, if not in the act of quietude?  

Illustration of Quietude

A Harvard study, one among many studies alike, found that quiet moments can actually reduce our stress levels and improve our concentration. It also enhances our creativity. In other words, these studies claim that quiet moments are the birthplace of creativity and peace. We all need healthy pauses. Only in these pauses can we not only find peace, but at the same time liberate ourselves from the constant demands of the world. Intentional quietude, in short, is like a journey inward.

"Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation." 
— Eckhart Tolle

Quietude is powerful in and of itself. It’s a sanctuary for the mind, a fertile ground for introspection and growth. When we regularly take time to listen to the silence within, a clarity emerges. We begin to sift through the distractions, the societal pressures, and the fleeting desires, until what truly matters stands revealed. As Thich Nhat Hanh so beautifully said, “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”

Positive Talk Podcast: The Secret Power of Quietude

In our world today, the courage to be quiet is revolutionary. It’s kind of a luxury, even. It’s a conscious rebellion against the tyranny of noise, a reclamation of our inner sanctuary, a true birthplace of clarity, creativity, and peace.

Today, after a long busy day, visit that quiet space of yours, for in the quiet, our greatest wisdom awaits. 😊


Author: Paulinus Pandiangan

Saya seorang Katolik, anak ketiga dari 3 bersaudara, ayah dari tiga anak, orang Batak, saat ini bekerja di sebuah pabrik kelapa sawit di Kalimantan Tengah. Saya dilahirkan pada 8 Januari 1983. Capricorn.

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