HERE’S THE THING
Shannon Hale nailed it when he said, “I think sometimes just being silent and watching can change a person.”
In a world where everyone is talking, everyone wants to be heard and they all want attention. The ultimate secret of knowing exactly what to say, how to be heard and get attention seems to be, and is being overlooked. Silence. In most cases the best thing to say is nothing. The Swiss proverb says, sometimes you have to be quiet to be heard. One of the best ways to get someone’s attention is to silently ignore them. Silence in the face of anger is a powerful tool. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the Gods.”
I think being silent can change both the person who is being silent and the person that is being silent-ed. Try it! The next time someone is being rude, aggressive or trying to pick a fight; Don’t. Don’t respond, don’t acknowledge, don’t gesture, just be silent and observe. Observe your emotions. Observe their reaction. The best response to an unwanted text is silence. Silence is a response. Reading a WhatsApp message, showing two blue ticks, and then not responding is a powerful response. It’s called blue ticking someone. If you lose your temper, try to be silent. Feel the energy and allow it to take you to a place of constructive action. You don’t need to move to leave someone. It is a known fact that distance does not separate, silence separates.
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