“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” These are the words of Blaise Pascal and they tend to haunt man because man truly lacks the ability to self-introspect when the need for that arises. Take all that is being said as a piece of advice that we all need to have two minutes of silence now and then.
A person often develops creative ideas when he or she is sitting alone but the creativeness is sometimes blinded or distracted. This is because the person tends to feel that the ideas developed are bigger or unreachable and that leads to him or her lacking confidence in his or her thoughts, building a sense of self-doubt and leading to an unhappy soul.
Self-doubt, self-pity and emotional depression among others can always be overcome by taking one simple step. A step known to many as mediation. A step where one gets to realize their own abilities and capabilities. A step where one also gets to realize that he or she is lucky to be alive. Where one gets to count their blessings one by one, undisturbed. A two-minute silence in a day which then results in great life rewards such as wisdom, self-confidence and a great deal of respect for one’s talents.
Taking some time to listen to your thoughts and senses whenever you find yourself in an unhappy, afraid or lonely mood has its way of reviving one’s spirit and putting them in control of their own life. Anne Frank once said that the best remedy for people who tend to be in depressing moods “…is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because then does one feel that all is as it should be.”
In that time you take to evaluate yourself, remember to invite God in your space. Open up to Him and let Him revive your dampened spirit. Take that time not only to drown your sorrows but also to think of ideas that will blow the world away. Spend that time to give yourself credit and know that your are capable beyond measure. Albert Einstein once said that “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” We must take all these into account and always remember the wise words of Marianne Williamson who said; “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
Two minutes in a day to listen to one’s thoughts and senses builds a creative mind-set and brings happiness to one’s soul. Use that two minutes silence to rectify your mistake and formulate even better ideas to tackle life obstacles. That time is worth it.
God Bless Africa