Appreciate the silence & be the listener

LIFESTYLE , MIND & SOUL Feb 26, 2017 No Comments

Appreciate the silence & the art of listening


The quieter you become, the more you can hear. – Anonymous

Today, I would like to share with you just a small musing on appreciating the silence and why I love spending time in churches.

When I travel to a country, I always visit at least one temple (or a church) there.

It’s not because I would be a believer. Or because I would be a zealous architect.

It’s because of the silence.

Most people see the silence as a bad thing or something scary. And maybe it’s because we live in the noisy and hectic world where we don’t have much time to stop and be quiet. You know, like really quiet. We rather prefer talking and constantly telling others our opinions etc. Which is not bad of course, but from time to time, it’s good to be the one who listens.

And this is the reason why I love spending some time at places like template or church – the silence. Actually, you don’t have much choice when you are there then be quite and let your mind be calmed.

In the world, where we are forced to be “so busy” people (because then you suck and you’re not a hard worker), we forget how to communicate trough the silence (yeah, it’s possible). This happens to me when I am with my grandma – we don’t need to talk to make sure what we feel in that moment. 

You know, I believe that if we can share the silence with someone, it’s the right person. Not in the “it-has-to-be-the-life-love” sense but that you’re not afraid or don’t feel awkward when you’re quiet. That you can communicate trough the silence. You know what I mean, right?

“If your mouth is open, you’re not learning.”   – Buddha

I love this quote by the way, which brings me to to the next thing. Be the listener.

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A couple months ago, I wrote a post in which I “discuss” the art of listening.

In my life, I said dozens and dozens of words and also shared a lot of opinions (some of them were good some of them not). But as I grow, I learn that it’s not always about being the speaker but about being the listener. And once we understand how to communicate trough the silence or rather listen than speak, we will be the luckiest people in the world.

Do you enjoy the silence? 

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Lucie xx


Twenty-year student based in the Czech Republic. She admires everything minimal and floral. And she is also a big bookworm.

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