Think about it. How much of your day is taken up with any form of technology and non-essential noise? What would it be like for you to have a whole day in front of you without the use of your phone, internet, iProducts, computer, notebook, tablet and/or any form of human conversation? What would it be like for you to exercise, walk down the street or be at home without falling back on the use of any form of technology or external conversation? What you would most likely have is a lot of internal space, coupled with a whole lot of internal dialogue. For some, a brief visit into the world of silence might sound wonderful and for some it may, given family and work responsibilities, feel impossible.
If the thought of a period of silence – however brief - feels even a tad seductive, I invite you to start out at the level that does feel possible given where you currently are in your life. Give yourself permission to start out gradually – perhaps a half a day, an hour, a half-hour or even fifteen minutes. Try it out at the pace that works for you. Notice how your relationship to your internal and external world gradually shifts in a delightfully surprising manner.