The Power of SilenceIf you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Silence holds a lot of power. Silence can be damning, but I also think it helps diffuse fights and other negative situations. Think of all the times you’ve ever just shut down. You have a million things you can say, but you don’t. Why? Because silence will speak volumes and allow you to really think about what you want to say. We’re too quick to react verbally. It’s time to shut our mouths and process our thoughts.

Have you ever heard the saying, ‘don’t speak unless you can improve upon the silence’? I don’t believe in filling the world with my voice and thoughts just because I can. I embrace quiet. There is enough noise in this world and if we as individuals don’t need to add to it, we shouldn’t. Speak up for what you believe in, but don’t argue with others. It’s not worth it; it only lowers your vibration and the vibration of everyone involved.

In a world that is becoming more and more opinionated and offended, we have to ask ourselves… is keeping myself silent the right thing to do? This doesn’t mean turning a blind eye to issues that you can help with, this means zipping your lips when your thoughts and opinions will not matter in the long run. Keep your mouth shut during a fight with a friend, relative or significant other so it will keep you from saying things you don’t mean, or worse, saying things just to get a reaction. Know the difference between and debate and an argument and choose to be silent during an argument. If you—yourself– are feeling a strong inner dialog about your life, silently process it.

At the end of the day, the silence allows you to truly think about what you want to say so that you DO improve upon the silence and make sure that you DO have something nice to say.