I had a great conversation today with a friend. as we discussed my feeble attempts to be more contemplative in this loud world and with my loud personality, we discussed the importance of feeding my silence.
I need to spend time and effort in quiet activities, in dampening down my internal voice, in getting away from the noise of the world. Just as I feed my body, I need to feed this part of myself if I want it to grow.
I am dealing with a lot, and it does seem like I am “piling on” a bit to also be trying to change this part of myself, but I now view it as a necessity, if I cannot feed my own silence, the noise of life will soon overwhelm me.