Silence is the best way to keep away from problems. Smile is a powerful tool to avoid many problems. So have a silent smile always.
The mind is masterful with an intrinsic intelligence. It is therefore important to train the mind in the right direction. We are often confused and feel trapped because of this monkey mind.
An unbridled mind disturbs the peace we would otherwise experience. Despite having everything we could possibly want, our mind keeps pressing for more. You can do anything and everything to please the mind, but it will still find something to complain about.
Therefore, it is necessary to train the mind. Silence is one of the simplest ways to train the mind. Silence does not mean just being quiet; rather it requires the presence of love in thought and speech.
We need not pay attention to unnecessary speech and inane chit-chat, as sometimes we keep talking even when there is no need.
There are some words which are pointless and can be avoided, for instance, when someone rings the doorbell, we ask ‘who is there?’ Instead, we simply need to check for ourselves who is at the door.
Your speech reflects the state of your mind. You should, therefore, speak only when it is absolutely necessary. At other times, rein in your mind and speech.
Silence checks meaningless speech. If you want to control your mind, then think before you speak. Sometimes, you need to do the opposite of what your mind tells you to do when you wake up in the morning, and your mind urges you to go back to sleep, don’t listen to your whimsical mind; ignore it, get up, rise and shine! Likewise, when your mind prods you to do things which are not good for your health, don’t succumb; just do the opposite. Gradually, the mind will learn to behave.
Meditation has been found to be highly effective for chronic health conditions such as stress, insomnia, and anxiety. When our minds are engaged in contemplative disciplines, we can enact healthy patterns that can bring us into the present moment and stave off depression.>