The Importance Of Silence

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Silence, a term that has confusingly strong impact in our psychological health despite being a sign of absense of one, at least acoustical. It becomes something we cannot avoid when it comes to most meditation practises or simply a relaxing atmosphere which each one of us need once in a while. Such “quiet places” help us keep our thoughts in order, they relieve us from overwhelming noise and clamour of the surrounding world that feeds our anxieties and restlessness. However, the attitude towards silence has recently changed. Today soma people may treat it as a source of botheration and worry, as something that makes them feel uneasy and unsettling. It has found it`s place on the broad list of today’s phobias and no pschycologist can deny the existance of such phenomena as fear of silence or, terminologically speaking - sedatephobia. But why does something that should contribute our relaxation instead serves as a source of disturbacne and unrest? It is time to consider what is silence for a today’s person. Silence is the absence of intentional sound. Intentional sounds are produced by the things we use in everyday life, such as TVs or radios, they are words spoken or heard in a conversation, such clutter as humming or tapping, the noise of tools, keyboards, or other objects. Sounds that remain may be considered as a part or tranquility around us…show more content…
Most extraverted people cannot simply stand the lack of action, even acoustic one. A good example of one is meditation. Meditation is a method of introverting. Like sleep and dreaming, meditation is an introverted activity, the difference being that during sleep we are unconscious while during meditation we remain conscious. Generally speaking, introverted types are more receptive to meditation than extraverted types, who tend to avoid it like the plague. The last thing an extraverted person wants to do is engage in something as static as a
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