The cliche goes ” silence is golden”. Is it really? I don’t think so. It might be golden in times of contention but not when we need to get to know each other more. What do you think, converse or stay silent?
Let me explain why for me “silence is a killer”. First of all what makes us different from all other species? I will give you some seconds to ponder…..you may need to visualize human beings and compare them to other creatures. You may think that humans are biped while other creatures are not. You may think humans are smarter than other creatures, have longer attention spans, disciplined, use reason and logic, solve mathematical problems, have strong hands and fingers with which they can manipulate everything, have musical ears and voices. And they may be considered as the Creator’s best and most beautiful making.
You are absolutely right in all of the above and even in aspects you may know which are not mentioned above. But have you thought of silence vs. talk? Have you thought of the most important gift our Creator’s endowned us with? Have you thought of talk and communication?
Birds communicate through chirping and singing. Cats through meowing, moving their tails, purring and cuddling with you. So do dogs, but they don’t meow:) And seeing a dog wagging his tail gives you the best communication signal. What does this sum up? We need to communicate…so don’t be silent please!
Silence kills the best of relationships..sadly kills them even if they long lived..and too bad can kill them very early on, the ones that have the potential to prosper. Don’t let silence kill the most beautiful gift our creator endowed us with, communication and love.
What makes us different from all other creatures, our feelings, thoughts, emotions, beliefs, principles, values, history, culture, etc… But most importantly our love. Yes you can communicate with your eyes, hands, touch and more..this is when we are in the same proximity. Only then silence is golden because some other intense powerful feelings cannot be expressed except in silence..yes only here and then it’s golden..but are we there yet? Speak up..nurture your relationship if you care about it.