» Value companionship
» Understand silence
No man is an island. We are a communal species, one that enjoys the benefits of another’s friendship and presence. Beyond other people, we also look to pets – dogs and cats – to provide the companionship we desire.
The comfortable silence between two close friends. A mutual awareness that allows each person to dwell on their own thoughts while in the presence of the other. It’s a special relationship, one that often – but not always – develops over time.
In the silence (whether alone or with others), we can often hear subtle voices of nature, our inner nature, or other important messages. It takes a certain self-confidence to be comfortable with silence and another type to speak. It takes awareness to find the balance between them.
Similarly, we need time together, time apart. To everything, there is a season.
Do you have a time of day when you generally prefer silence?