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The Productive Power of Internal Silence

by | Sep 10, 2021 | Self-Help

The Productive Power of Internal Silence

by | Sep 10, 2021 | Self-Help

How does one simply be more productive? In daily life, with all of the tasks at hand (as well as all of the distractions available) it is not always easy to be the most productive. Sure, there are useful tricks and routines to follow. Scheduling your time, delegating tasks, and keeping things organized are great ways to stay productive. There’s certainly a level of discipline involved. But what if it were possible to seek more productivity from within?

Pure Potentiality

This week, I am doing a quick reread of a favorite book of mine: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra. I’ve read this book a few times before and I credit it as fundamental to my development. The first law of the book is called “The Law of Pure Potentiality.” This law outlines much about creativity, health, wealth, and overall happiness.

Core to this law is the concept of spending time being silent. Chopra explains to the reader that it is vital to one’s well being to stop talking, stop thinking, stop doing, and simply staring being. This can be done especially well through meditation. When I read this chapter for the first time, it was what really inspired me to practice meditation. I must say that engaging in meditation has brought me closer to true consciousness. I have felt a noticeable shift in my mood, ambition, and productivity. I recommend that everyone give it a try at one point.

Empty the Recycling Bin

When you spend time in silence, simply focusing on your breath, you allow your mind to actually process and untangle all of the information that it gets bombarded with every day. You stop reacting to things and allow your mind to naturally respond to things. I liken this experience to “emptying the mental recycling bin.” When I meditate, even for just five minutes, I feel like I am disposing of worry, concern, resistance, and useless information. I become more grounded in my being and I am able to cut-through my work without any hesitancy.

Try to incorporate this practice into your daily life. Simply sit down (preferably somewhere outdoors), close your eyes, and breathe. Focus on your breath and stop letting your mind wander. Do not think about anything. Just relax and be present in the moment. Strive to attain a state of internal silence. This will not be easy at first. It will take plenty of time and practice. Eventually, you will find that you are more in touch with yourself and unbothered by the flow of everyday life.

Silence is a state of stillness. It is a state of peace. By regularly bringing yourself to this state, you can calm your mind and focus on what truly matters. The next time that you can, sit down, slow down, be quiet, and breathe. I can almost guarantee that you will feel so much better. After a certain point, your work will become effortless. You will slip into a focused flow-state and simply do what is in front of you, finding fulfillment at the end of each day.

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