Meditation with Silence

Meditating naturally involves being in silence.

To fully focus our attention on our senses—our eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and body—distractions from other stimuli must be minimized.

Speaking involves reacting to some stimulus, which in turn generates thoughts.

This process in itself causes a distraction.

Meditation can be compared to slowly descending beneath a calm water surface.

However, when we speak, it’s like throwing a stone into the water, creating ripples on the surface.

The consciousness, which was sinking into a deeper state, instantly rises and scatters.

Therefore, silence is essential during meditation.

While making simple non-verbal sounds can be a useful meditation technique.

And observing the act of speaking by focusing on the opening of the mouth, the flow of air, and the vibration of the vocal cords can yield some meditation benefits.

But achieving a deep meditative state requires silence.

Ultimately, meditation is about constantly observing and caring for our mind.

If we create external noise when we should be listening to our inner voice, we won’t be able to hear the sound we truly need to hear.

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