Speak! Assert yourself! Let your voice be heard!
So you talk. And talk. And talk…
In a world of constant murmur, in a sea of noise, why would you want to talk more? Why add to what is already a surplus?
Some think that speaking is the trademark of those who matter in society. Whoever is quiet is also ignorable, suspicious, even potentially dangerous. However, in today’s world, what has become ignorable, suspicious, even potentially dangerous, is the noise. And, while we are busy making theories and castles of words, we fail – over and over again – to connect, to efficiently communicate, to bond.
You most certainly must speak when you have something to say, when your words can make a difference, an impact. But never forget that expressing yourself goes beyond speaking, and, at times, your self yearns to express quietness too. Yes, you have a voice, but you also have the ability to be silent. Don’t push yourself into loudness because you feel you have to, or because you are uncomfortable with silence, or simply because you lack control; that is just acting against yourself. Silence holds power and freedom, and it also allows you to listen, digest, learn, and improve your message.
Like that of a singer, your voice can greatly benefit from periods of rest.