By Dr. Kim Logan-Nowlin & Arthur E. Nowlin, LMSW, CAADC
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By Dr. Kim Logan-Nowlin
I was in the middle of a counseling session and my patient said to me sometimes I just need "Comfortable Silence". "When I come home and there is noise and when I am at work there is noise". So what I thought to myself is this what we all are searching for in our lives? That special moment of peace and quiet and being able to get away from it all in your own unique way.
So I decided to present this question of thought to my readers.
What does comfortable silence mean to you?
Now don't laugh, take a minute and think about it. When was the last time you took that moments for your self, drove your car without any conversation or music playing and took a deep breath and said " Comfortable Silence" this feels good ? I could get use to this once or twice a week. Now the comfortable silence is to be an asset to you and not a deficit to others. It's important to incorporate your comfortable balance as you recognize your personal needs for yourself.
Comfortable silence with regards to your using it to your advantage to reflect but to use that reflection to make you go within yourself and find inner peace. You are the only one that can define that inner silence and peace but it can be influenced by your purpose.
I would like to share some tips to develop your "Comfortable Silence".
Set clear precise boundaries and use respect towards others.
Select time frames for your comfortable silence.
Don't be afraid to ask family members for time to have Comfortable Silence.
Don't allow anyone or anything to intrude on your comfortable silence.
When you have taken some time to regroup allow yourself the opportunity to use this Comfortable Silence as an asset to help others as well as yourself.
Empower yourself to become a serious and reliable resource to impact your family and community at large.
Life is short but it gets shorter without having a little "Comfortable Silence" by Dr. Kim
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