Discipline In Silence: When Your Tongue Rests, Your Mind Opens
Discipline in silence is the practice of meditation to turn off our senses and connection to the outside world and stimuli. We can connect to the source by turning within and silencing our “sense telephones.” Through the silence, we allow our hearts to open and our minds to connect and “download” from the source. It opens us up to insights and clarity on everyday personal and business issues we encounter. Silence is one of the most essential practices on the road to liberation.
The concept of Maya, as previously discussed, is the illusion or delusion our mind creates by the stimuli taken in by our senses. Because all humans are different, we are all processing “reality” differently. Through silence and meditation, we can create stillness from the happenings around us, thus opening ourselves to direct messaging from the source.
It is through silence that we can have breakthroughs that otherwise seem like complex jigsaw puzzles. Through silence, the answers begin to flow like water from a well.
Master Silence with the 8 Limbs of Yoga
Meditation, not prayer, is the most direct route to practicing discipline in silence. As with a prayer, we still have an active mind. A mind that is interacting with our belief system and asking for help in some form or manner based on the reality we have created and our faith. Rather, with meditation, we go into deep silence and open ourselves up to receive messages from the universe, the divine, the source.
One of the major obstacles to practicing discipline in silence is the ego. It is impossible to become still if the ego is driving our behaviors and decision.
The purpose of our body is to allow us to know the source. But to do this, we must turn inward and practice silence.
A practical guide to accomplishing this is enumerated in the 8 limbs of yoga, a form of meditation, which can be found in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali; 1) the Yamas (Restraints) 2) Niyamas (Observances) 3) Asana (Postures) 4) Pranayama (Breath) 5) Pratyahara (Withdrawal of Senses) 6) Dharana (Concentration) 7) Dhyana (Meditation) and 8) Samadhi (Witness Consciousness).
Detachment and Liberation: The Journey is Yours and Yours Only
Many times, in life, our overactive imagination has us focusing on the wrong things. We tend to focus on the negative things instead of the amazing spiritual blessings occurring around us. It can lead us to think that the world and others owe us something. Nobody owes you anything. This is your journey, your healing, and your road to liberation. When we practice silence, we allow the necessary space for positive, spiritual experiences to rise to the front of our being. We allow for the positive flow of thought to guide us on our journey through the game of life.
We must be clear here. Discipline in silence does not mean bringing the body and mind to a complete standstill or giving you emotional whiplash. We understand that we are all part of this world, but there is a saying “You can be in it but not of it.” We can move toward silence by practicing non-attachment to our emotions and material items.
When we practice non-attachment and letting go of emotions, people, places, and things that do not serve us, we open our energy up to what does. With this silence, we move toward witness consciousness, thus, being in the world but not of it. It is through this detachment that we begin to free ourselves from physical actions and open ourselves up to experiencing our supreme self, leading to an unlimited supply of bliss.
Energy Conservation: Silence is Empowering
We also waste lots of energy when we don't practice silence. Too often, we get involved in arguments or discussions that do not raise frequencies. Knowledge does not enter the head through the mouth. When our tongue is not given a moment to rest, we do not have time to gain new knowledge. These conversations become an energy drain and deplete us from gaining needed knowledge from the source. It is through silence we can store, reserve, and focus our energy on life happenings that raise our vibration and bring us closer to the source.
The ultimate silence we are speaking of is that of the mind. The overall goal here is to detach yourself from thinking. The mind is constantly jumping from one thought to the next, traveling a thousand miles a minute, and trying to consume and satiate the next desire. True silence is when we pause all this thinking and become one with the frequencies around us, directly tapping into the source.
Understanding that all things are interconnected by energy and frequency, meditating and being in silence gives space to these energies to form clear connections without the interference of our mind. It allows for breakthroughs in all aspects of life. That is why it is important to have discipline in silence.