417. Silence Is The Foundation

In post 77. First Silence I have found today what is probably the third cornerstone in my Guide about Inner Power, which will attempt to gather all of the different threads on this topic, and knit them into a coherent whole.

Or some of them, anyway. Like this third pillar of Inner Power, from the aforementioned post:

The most important thing is still that I felt calm – much more calm – throughout such a busy day, with so many uncertainties in view. That must be because I detoxed. Cut off bad social media, bad news, bad noise. From the Internet. Only went with what was necessary So … can I keep this shift real this time? Or will I fall back into the ‘need for noise?’ Is the inner silence and its inherent peace enough? Today I am not in doubt.

I have done continued attempts at “mental detox” in the last year but they were all geared at one intent: To become better and better at controlling what goes into my mind, like nutrients into the body.

So it’s NOT about meditative silence.

It’s about a third foundation for Inner Power: Controlling what goes into your mind, broadly speaking.

The two other pillars or foundations must then be:

  1. The awareness and acceptance of how many more possibilities we have to feel “happy” and ‘at peace’ if we try to consciously change our experience of events, not events themselves all the time – and that this is possible and worthwhile. (Post 415.)
  2. That it makes no sense to have future goals that give you stress in the present. Unless we are talking about escaping a mental or physical life-death situation, then if achieving a goal gives you stress, either the goal is wrong – or your path towards the goal is wrong. (Post 416.)

So yeah, this post is another one of my continuing research/reviews of previous posts for my first Mega Guide about the topic: Inner Power.

And all you need to know about that can be read here.