I have a questionnaire that my clients complete at their first and last session which includes a question as to whether they have time and space for themselves. It is considered a good thing that they do have this space as the need for privacy is a human need. This is because we all need the time and space to process and organize our experiences and to imagine and to daydream.
But we can have too much space and time. Then we can fill it up with rumination and worrying that takes us away from and not towards emotional health. And in the extreme it can leave us floating in space and unable to connect.
by Sophia Yasmeen
Embracing silence is a wonderful thing. Sometime it is referred as a cosmic hum..It is going on all the time but we don't generally notice it. When our mind is open and relaxed we begin to hear it. When I describe this to others often people try to find it and they say "I can't hear it, what's wrong with me?" It is not a thing that anyone can find, rather you just open to it by putting your mind into a state of receptive awareness. In this sound of silence we begin to understand non-thinking, because when we are just listening to the cosmic sound there is no thought only pure attention. Even if we
are in the middle of London or in a traffic jam in India or in a heated argument, we still hear the sound of silence. It integrates mindfulness to our thoughts. When we are washing dishes or driving we can hear the cosmic hum at the same time. In this state of mindful emptiness there is no self, no nationality, no race, only pure love and intelligence.
Sophia is a beautiful writer and I am happily sharing her work in my Feelbetter Newsletter.
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