A Journey towards Integration
“Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. The great Sufi poet Rumi wrote, ‘Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being’…” –Deepak Chopra
Place a rubber band around your wrist. Every time you catch yourself acting mindlessly (e.g. ruminating, not paying attention to what you are doing or observing) snap the rubber band on your wrist. Then take a deep, cleansing breath, and continue to breathe gently while you listen to the silence between breaths. Even if you are surrounded by chaotic cacophony, listen to the silence within you. Allow the Universe to reveal itself to you in its silences, much as music holds meaning in both its notes and in between.
Source: Dennis Merritt Jones, D.D. @dbtselfhelp.com