Are you wondering if silence could be the answer? The antidote to our noisy, bustling lives? Perhaps, it might be…
I embarked on a five-day solo journey to a remote mountain wooden hut, establishing a set of distinct rules for myself.
🚫 Total Silence – No conversations (even with myself), no music, no podcasts.
🚫 No reading material
🚫 No phone or internet
🚫 No specific goals
- Not doing.
- Just being.
- Committing to it.
- And let’s see what happens.
By discarding all distractions and the constant hum of connectivity, I immersed myself in nature’s tranquility🍃. Daily meditation sessions, cold ❄ baths, and tackling minor challenges (which I’ll elaborate on in another post) granted me more than just crystalline clarity.
I felt a profound sense of being in the moment. Suddenly, I was wholly here and now.
This period of tranquility guided me toward the following:
✅ Recognizing my true self.
✅ Identifying what genuinely matters to me.
✅ Discovering what brings me authentic joy.
I returned home, reinvigorated, full of inspiration, carrying a clear plan for the upcoming year, and, most importantly, well-defined steps to create positive changes in my life over the next quarter.
Also, inspired by the calm and clearness I found at that quiet mountain hut, I’ve decided to start a new habit: every three months, I’ll take a 4-day break. Just being, not doing, in remote solitude.
These won’t be escapes, but self-prescribed checkpoints for recalibrating my focus, reminding myself of who I am, and tuning in to the simple, genuine happiness of existing in the now.
💡 I’ve realised that by reducing my pace, I may actually accelerate my progress toward my goals. For me, this insight has been a genuinely mind-altering experience…
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