There are several adverts on television that my mother finds very annoying. As soon as they come on she puts the TV on mute and feels calm and relaxed.
I believe being in silence, i.e. having no thoughts, is rather like putting the world on mute. When I'm experiencing life from silence, I am stopping the world. While the world has stopped for me, it doesn't mean everything is at a standstill. I still continue to experience life as usual, but I do so from a place of detachment.
From that place of detachment, I don't get emotional about anything, and nothing gets to me. I just observe the world is unfolding perfectly in every moment.
For instance, as I walked home in inner silence, I wasn't bothered when it started to rain. I just put up my umbrella. Later while I was watching America's Got Talent from a place of detachment, I made no comparisons; I just enjoyed what each performer had to offer.
Now where's that remote control? That's what I'm talking about.
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