The Essence of Silence

Why silence can be important?

What are the benefits of being silent? Well let's see us we go further with this hub... And off we go... Look at the snakes they are quaint yet potentially lethal, and once a not aware prey comes within their striking distance, expect a meal to satiate hunger. An eagle on the other hand employs the same strategy, which is using patience and efficacy to their advantage. They can wait for many hours whilst lurking elsewhere and when the right time to initiate a subtle yet fierce ambush on a hapless prey comes expect the eagles to come back to their lair with foods tucked on their razor sharp talons. The snakes and eagles fulfill their role in the episode called cycle of life with their consummate hunting skills.

These two ferocious and remarkable hunters in the wild can pounce on silence to their advantage. Even though, silence may seem passive for many, it can serve as a lethal tip on a spear for others, whose cutting edge is capable of lifting them to a rousing victory in a battle. Maybe mistaken as useless for fools, for the wise men, however, it is the opposite since silence can be used as potent and formidable weapon.

Here are some practical ways, tips or pointers on how to use silence to your gain:

  • Silence will instantly give you an impression that you are smart and witty. Moreover, people will think of you as cautious, and careful.
  • It gives you a bird’s eye view of a situation, even during the most critical time or situation. This gives you an edge and allows you to strike at the most perfect time.
  • Silence is one of the testaments of wisdom. It is associated with patience and getting slow to anger.
  • People will tag you as, “Man of few words,” which is indeed pleasing to hear. When somebody is called with this, credit is bestowed. More work less talk enhances credibility and efficiency and at the same time minimize or get rid of unnecessary mistakes.
  • Silence can also let you escape from any traps and even surety.
  • The art of doing nothing, being on a standstill will help you solve most problems further. Silence can also tow you over your adversaries. Keep in mind that a pointless reaction to stimuli might aggravate misunderstandings.
  • Silence can give you peace of mind anytime of the day.
  • When pitted against problems, silence will help you think of better solutions since your mind is calm and relaxed.
  • You can easily get attention when a need for this arises.

Here you have it some information about silence, I hope it helps in way.

A photo from a seminar in Baguio City, Philippines. This is actually an ice breaker or a game, that is used to improve communication skill even without using words.
A photo from a seminar in Baguio City, Philippines. This is actually an ice breaker or a game, that is used to improve communication skill even without using words.

Quotes or Quotations about silence:

"Silence is the ultimate weapon of power." - Charles de Gaulle

"True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable." - unknown

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Martin Luther King

"The most eloquent silence; that of two mouths meeting in a kiss." - Unknown

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Leonard Huxley

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jesusmyjoy 4 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

i have to have silence at some point and time in the day..


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago

There is a saying, "Silence is golden" and it is wise to know when to be quiet and when to speak. Sometimes people who do not respond at all, I feel a kind of block that prevents them from fully participating and communicating. You've got a ton of links here.


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fucsia 5 years ago

Silence is useful but our lifestyle often do not allows us to find it. I think we have to be what we are ( and not to pretend to be silent if we have many things to say ) : the most important thing is being are able to find the silence when we need it, not just outside but even inside of us.

I have written a page with some reflections about the relation between word and silence, I very like this argument.


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DON BALDERAS 5 years ago

Silence has become a very rare commodity in this fast-faced world. But people should really seek moments of silence in their lives to come home to themselves and check whether they still have their best selves intact. Thanks for sharing this very helpful hub I found here.


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PegCole17 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Very wise words here in your hub. Silence is golden.


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

very nice hub. Good to meet you


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GeneralHowitzer 5 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Hehehe, you always have the freewill man, you can be whatever you want to be.


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Springboard 5 years ago from Wisconsin

There are some, I think, who would likely be pleased with any future decision I may make to go silent. lol. I have typically been known as one who is a windbag. I guess I can still accept that as an honor. I do, of course, come from a long line of windbags, and if that plight in life was good enough for them, well, then it's good enough for me. :)

Keep on hubbing.


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GeneralHowitzer 5 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

I'm so glad you agree my friend. Thanks.


Wooded 5 years ago

Great hub! I value silence greatly and I really like your quotes, especially - "After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Leonard Huxley

Thanks for sharing this.


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GeneralHowitzer 5 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks for dropping by AIW, thank goodness you are inspired by silence.


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Alice in Wonder 5 years ago from South Texas

Awesome topic. I used silence for a time and was inspired by it.


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GeneralHowitzer 5 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

It is indeed!


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

It definitely pays to be silent more often than not.


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GeneralHowitzer 5 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks too Ashantina for finding time to drop by...


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GeneralHowitzer 5 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks ronald for the kind words...


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Ashantina 5 years ago

Silence is v necessary to shut out the noise, when we are surrounded by chaos..


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ronaldwoldenburg 5 years ago

Silence can be used for many things and is always beneficial! Great hub!

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