In order to escape the mind, we fill the silence with
– talking (more than usual)
– music (contextual) and/or consuming content in general
– activities that you don’t want to do
(or anything else that one might do to fill their silence)
Why do we do it though?
It’s only when we are scared of that silence. The deepest questions that you don’t think of lie in that silence. The answers you avoid lie in that silence. The truths you run away from lie in that silence.
Silence speaks volumes.
And that is why we run away from it. Because we don’t want to face it. That’s why we escape. Its feels better to escape your reality than to face it.
Facing it means to take action, to pause and look back, to accept your mistakes, to change your tomorrow, that requires change in thoughts and actions and that’s a lot of efforts.
Instead, we avoid the silence.
// i write about how to embrace this silence here.