Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Silences in Books

When you perceive a break in a book, that's the time to stop reading, take a deep breath, and reflect on what you have just read.

My piano teacher used to say that silence in music is more important than the parts that have sound.
Silences in books are meant to be there too, just like silences in music.


  1. This is a very important point. The Mind like the body needs rest in order to acheive retention. If we fail to retain part of the information we may miss out on the more subtle thoughts that carry the most weight.

    It is best to let things set in before rushing ahead, just as you suggest :D

    For some reason I think about eating Filet Mignon. To simple eat to quickly to completion would be a waste. One should bask in the savoriness of each bite.

    It's best to always remember to always enjoy the savoriness of life rather than rushing through it!

  2. Recently whenever I find myself unfocused on the task I'm doing or feeling stressed out, I take a short break, do a quick meditation that lasts anything between 1 to 10 minutes (I use a timer for it).
    And afterwords I feel so much more relaxed and ready to face anything that's thrown my way!

    As you know I used to watch videos on youtube to guide me through a meditation, but now I do it on my own without guidance.

    Daily mini Meditation sessions have worked wonders for my mental well-being! :D

    So now, even when I'm not consciously meditating, I am much more focused in everything I do, and can savour each moment fully, rather than worrying about future or fretting over the past.

    After all, "What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?" :D

    Anyway thank you for your comment! I'm happy to receive your comment! :D