Silence says a lot more than you think

Can silence truly be deafening? 

It depends on the silence, and of course, it depends on the circumstances as well. 

Silence has so many healing properties… how interesting is it that it also has the ability to create complete turmoil in the mind of a person. 

Silence in a beautiful, natural setting, without additional circumstances overriding the silence, is one of the most remarkable of all qualities. 

Have you ever stood out in the middle of a desert in the complete darkness and marveled at all the stars in the sky? The silence in that moment is unmistakably magical. 

Contrast that with the silence that arises from the moment you present a bid for a project, up to the time in which they ultimately determine whether or not that project has been awarded to you. 

Or, compare that silence to the one created from the time you take a medical test, until the time you get the results. 

Silence plays out in so many different scenarios in our world. How about the moment where you’ve kindled the beginning of a relationship that you have high expectations is going to blossom, yet all you received from the other side is silence. 

Silence speaks volumes when it is in the appropriate moment. 

Conversely, if you are hanging out with somebody that you were very close to, there are moments where sharing the silence together can be magical. 

In the subtle art of negotiation, it is incredibly wise to understand the power of silence. You may have a response, but if they’re processing your silence, their heads might be spinning with all of the possible permutations that your silence might potentially represent. In that silence, certain points that you might have aggressively negotiated, had you spoken earlier, may be conceded to you without any objection whatsoever, due to whatever it is, that went through their mind in the silent gap between your last conversation and your next one. 

Silence is a beautiful thing. It brings tranquility and it brings tremendous healing powers to moments in which a person has been existing in a state of cacophony. 

Only when you fully embrace silence, can you truly appreciate the majesty of nothingness. 

Happy Friday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!