What I Wish Everyone Knew About The Fear Of Silence

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What do you do at night when you sit alone in the darkness and the demons come…

This is a question that most people don’t like to answer. Let alone want to think about.

In our ever-connected world today there are very few times we are ever left alone to our own thoughts anymore.

We have so much information coming at us from some many different sources and directions that if we choose to we can walk around in information overload all day every day.

We as a society are even starting to get to the point where we are starting to classify medical and mental disorders because of the use of the internet and information overload.

But what does all of this information get you in end?

What does always being connected or “jacked in” really get you in the long run?

What’s the ROI (Return On Investment) for walking around in information overload all day every day?

I’ve heard it said in this day and age that “Information Is Power”.

But as we should have learned from the past too much of any one thing will often lead to our own demise or if left unchecked could downright destroy us.

What I think the real problem is not that we have too much information coming at us it’s that we don’t want to have to sit down and think about or deal with our own internal problems or concerns.

It’s easier to walk around in a daze all day and to have something to blame then it is to sit down, in silence, and THINK.

Some people use drugs too not have to deal with things, others use alcohol to numb themselves so they can do the same. 

Maybe "information" is a more legal way for the masses to achieve the same goal.

Lao Tzu said:

“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”

It’s also been said that:

“The hardest battles you will ever fight in your life will be within yourself.”

But I’d like to take that quote one step further and say that not only will they be the hardest battles to fight, but they will also be the most worth will battles to fight.

The ROI on waging war within yourself to understand yourself and to make yourself better is unmeasurable.

  • Don’t be afraid to find a quiet place and let your mind wander.
  • Don’t be afraid to look inside yourself and see what you believe to be true.
  • Don’t be afraid to look inside yourself and admit I have some things I need to really work on and here is what I’m going to do to start that change.
  • Don’t be afraid to sit alone and be with yourself, your thoughts, your fears, your hopes, your desires, your dreams.
  • Don’t be afraid to sit in the darkness of your mind, heart, and soul and know that indeed you are the only light you need to see your way out of the darkness.

If you are willing to do these things and look inside of yourself.

  • You won’t be scared.
  • You won’t look to self-medication to end the silence.

Because once the demons are recognized and you’ve admitted to yourself they are there.

You can start working on them and dealing with them.

Because what was once your enemy, and something you feared, will now be known to you and will be as of a friend instead of your enemy.

I promise you if you do these things now, the next time you sit alone at night in the darkness and the demons come…

You won’t be afraid.

Because now my friends “You” know how to deal with the demons in the darkness.

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