Silence is the mother of truth. – Benjamin Disraeli
I resonate with Disraeli’s words. When we are able to stop the mental spinning with thoughts about a situation, from the space of a calm mind we may get an intuitive “aha” moment that often gives us greater clarity. Also, a mind that is still/calm is receptive to spiritual truths. It is one of the reasons spiritual teachers encourage meditation, and why I often meditate. I have a very busy mind and I am learning to get quieter.
The power of sound which affects our vibrations can be relaxing and healing. Tibetan Buddhists believe that repeating the mantra (prayer), Om Mani Padme Hum, out loud or silently to oneself, will invoke the blessings of love and compassion as it opens the heart center. It is said that this mantra is still powerful in written form whether its carved, painted or written by hand.
I make time during my busy day to spend an hour or so, focusing on that which uplifts me. I found this Youtube video which I listen and watch, as it helps me to reconnect to the sacred in life. I have always found water to be soothing and healing.