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How do you attain, connect, realise the Silence within you in the midst of the marketplace? What is your way in?

There is too much of sensory overload, an almost rabid over-stimulation of the senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell) and with that, an excessive outward focus. Silence, creativity and a sense of deep well-being are but natural casualties in this shift. How do you reverse this in your own life? Are you in the first place doing so? Do share.

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    Oct 23 2011: This is something I struggle with. I never really considered myself "plugged in" until it was described as never sitting in silence comfortably. My cell phone is just a phone, and I don't spend much time on it. I don't watch a whole lot of TV but I do have an MP3 player that I listen to almost non stop during the day. I'm a house wife and I love it, but nothing is more boring than hand washing dishes in silence, or folding laundry or cleaning. I listen to audio books now. I've always loved books but when you are running around all day, you miss out on a lot of reading time. Now I can do my work and read too! But I struggle to turn it off. I just have to force myself to pull the ear buds out and sit down for a bit. I can't say I'm doing great at it, but I'm conscious of it so I do try. I'll let you know when I think I've got it figured out. ^_^
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    Nov 13 2011: Follow the breath within and you will easily shift from the far senses (sensory overwhelm with "out there") to the near senses (the location senses of "in here.") Make sure you spend time in Nature so that your time rhythms align to natural time and not artificial time.
  • Nov 13 2011: Going outside about 5am when the world is still asleep and taking in all creation around me. There's no one or no thing around to tell me what is or isn't. At that time of day there's nothing to block my path to peaceful silence.
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    Nov 3 2011: The only way to "get somewhere" Ie deeper into the self, is by getting into something called "thoughtless awareness". This is impossible without the awakening of an energy in subtle nervous system. This activates the central channel in our awareness. Normally we are operating on the left or the right channels. This crosses over at the level of the forehead (where we cant stop thinking and planning) and goes into the opposite side of the brain. The left side of the brain is future/ planning/ ego. The right side of the brain is receptivity (to ideas)/ emotion/ reflection/ depression/ our conditionings.
    Human beings, quite a few, are now evolving fast into the central channel and achieving superconsciousness.
    The new way for humanity. FOR REAL.

    www.sahajayoga.org TRY THE EXPERIMENTS WITH AN OPEN MIND< IF YOU PHYSICALLY CAN FEEL THIS ENERGY YOU KNOW ITS REAL....
  • Nov 2 2011: I went to India for a year, attained many personal goals and discovered many tools to keep me centered. I don't think there are a universal set of tools for everyone. We are all so different. We see the world differently. We react to stimuli differently.

    I think that most of us do not take the time to listen to our inner voice, and you need the right environment to do that. Most of us high achievers try to tune into far too much. At the end of the day, we can only focus on a few things well...and if we tune into our intuition, we'll discover which of those are truly important and where we can have our greatest impact.

    I think that this takes time and focus. Something most of can't (or aren't willing to). In many ways it was a hard choice for me to talk away from career (and friends and family) for a year...in other ways it was easy (freedom).

    Now I'm back to reality...and my mind has never been more clear. And I believe I have the tools to sustain this clarity.
  • Oct 22 2011: Headphones, classical music, and a clear view of a natural setting or flowing water.
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      Oct 22 2011: Thanks Robert. Flowing water and the sound of that is one of my favourites too.