How many years of our childhood lives have we heard that...at school, from our moms, friends perhaps...and quite a few times on the court....not to be missed " Silence please , thank you" on our Wimbledon courts..
There have been so many ways to express it....sumne iru, being a very kannadiga way of saying it...Vaaya moodu, from the lands of tamilians, arre yaar chup karna...from our northy brethren...shut up, keep quiet, silence, stop talking.....so many expressions all for the need of just a simple deed!! Quite daunting a task, if you think of it. Don't you?
But this very silence...brings forth so many emotions, so many unexpressed feelings, and so many unborn sensations.
All the time that a need to be alone within yourself, you seek silence, there is always a greater need to understand that serenity around you...to understand the enclosure of peace from within you.
It can be deafening at times, this silence...the echoing of senses that you would rather leave behind, or sometimes the reflection of joyous thoughts that keep playing back and forth within your world of quiescence.
And in the midst of this hush, you witness the answer to your contemplation, and then you begin to understand that
"silence was more eloquent than a thousand words spoken"
It is said that,
"meditative silence is more than the mere absence of speaking, rather silence is the absence of thinking. Meditation occurs when the mind is in a state of balance, when thoughts subside from bombarding the mind."
Can we ever stop thinking??
And then Simon & Garfunkel come back to break the sounds of silence :) ....