The limits of silence
Silence can be a form of avoidance. There are times when we bite out tongues or think twice about doing something. We get the urge and we silence it.
Silence can be good at times. It is good to reflect upon what we are about to do or say, but the question I’m asking is “What are your motives for the silence? Is it an informed, conscious decision or not owning up to your true desires?”
So often not acting and turning into the silence is done for reasons we don’t understand or even think about.
But is our turning into the silence a choice or driven by fears? What will others think? How will I be perceived? What if I mess up? Will I look stupid?
Moving out of the silence
Nobody wants to look foolish but we only look foolish if we give power to what others think and say. Einstein said that “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” We are not going to please everybody but we do have to please ourselves. We will be exposed to opposition but at the end of the day, we have to take steps towards what we are passionate about.
Life coaching helps you act from your core values and turn out of the silence. Working with a coach is a valuable tool in helping you not only expressing yourself, but figuring out what it is that you want to express.
How much silence is there in your life? What would it take for you to listen more to your true desires and less to the “violent opposition from mediocre minds?”