Find A Little Peace

Noisy world we live in. People talk loudly on cell phones. Ring tones can be heard all over "serene" restaurants. Most cars have radios on. Most homes have TVs on. I see women all over the country chatting on their Blackberry while eating, clubbing, working. Yesterday, a co-worker of mine was on the phone in the toilet!! Not good.

Each of us - I suggest to you - must find “pockets of peace”. Times for what is called “The 3 Ss”: Silence, Solitude and Stillness. At least, find some time (say 15 minutes a day) to be quiet. Think. Reflect. Be. That best practice will make you soooo much better at work, at home, with self.
Some practical strategies:
- When you are in your car/in a taxi, keep the radio off. Use that time to renew. To observe. To introspect.
- Take 15 minutes before you sleep to immerse yourself in peace. Just chill. Get comfortable with no noise. Get comfortable with yourself, a tip? focus on your breathing.
- Make your home a sanctuary. It's a wild world (jungle?) out there. Create a deeply peaceful home environment. Reduce clutter. Cut back on the noise.
- Take a daily vow of silence. This one isn't just for monks. It's for smart execs, entrepreneurs, businesspeople, you, me, anyone.
Big idea here: talking consumes a ton of energy. I can't believe how much some people talk. All day long. On their mobiles. At the water cooler. On the train home. Exhausting just watching them. Be silent for 15 minutes a day (at the very least). You'll have more energy. More peace. More joy. Better performance.
So chase - no, hunt peace down. Fight the noise. Get away from the maddening crowds - at least for a bit. You'll be glad you did.

2 comments:

Dani. said...

I used to be uncomfortable just being with myself..I think it stemmed out of fear of facing things that were unpleasant..but now? I truly relish my personal time..there is a sense of clarity that comes with solitude..

You forgot to mention "curl up with a good book," that always does it for me.. :)

Gaby said...

I agree on the book thing...but since I'm busy most of the times I don't seem to find any time these days...its been a few months since my last reading session

Any book/author u recommend?