Why should we stay in silence?
I have attempted to stay in silence for a few hours every week. I used to do it religiously a few years ago. I think, by this I gained a lot of self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth and have been able to overcome several weaknesses in me. My day used to spit into a specific set of events. I would meditate, then I would start my analysis of thoughts, then I would again meditate for some time, then do moralization of desires, then a little bit of meditation again, then neutralization of anger, meditation again, eradication of worries, again meditation and asking the question to myself, who am I. As I went through this particular calendar, practically every Sunday, for over three years or so, I was able to bring down my weaknesses to just a handful of things. For instance, time pressure and financial pressure were two big pressures that I had to deal with. I was able to completely overcome them eventually. I was also able to remove my hurt that I carried in my mind. I was able to forgive myself, I was able to forgive those who have hurt me in the past. I was able to refine my actions to a large extent, so that I stop hurting others through my words, thoughts and actions. I still have a long way to go and I think that staying in silence gives me the strength of mind, character and will power to reform my actions, and to remain peaceful in my mind. What more happiness do I need than the happiness that I will keep deep within my self. No matter what happens outside of me, the happiness in me will keep me calm, quiet, peaceful and on my journey towards the eternity always.
May the almighty force shower you with good health, long life, enough wealth, peace, prosperity, fame and wisdom.
Have a great day.