National Quiet Day
The noise is everywhere. It’s impossible to escape the noise of daily life. Sometimes, it can all be too much.
It’s well-known that peace and tranquility are good for both the mind and the body. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find quiet in our modern world. This is why National Quiet Day is so important.
We are constantly surrounded by radios, TVs, and even family members. We have very few opportunities to be quiet and contemplative, to allow our vocal chords to rest and to simply observe the world around us. National Quiet Day encourages you to take a moment to unplug your mind and voice from the noise of everyday conversation.
National Quiet Day was created to remind us all to slow down and allow silence to take its place. This celebration encourages you to stop speaking and, ideally, to give up communication altogether.
Our voices and our active interaction with other people have served to keep us spiritually quiet and disconnected from the world around them, as well as from those we meet every day. National Quiet Day is a day to connect with the world around us by taking down the barrier of words that we use every single day.
Meditation retreats in India are places where you can spend time in meditation, often for as long as 10 days. These retreats are known as Vipassana retreats. This word, which means “to see all things as they are,” is a result of ancient Buddhist practices.
Although National Quiet Day only lasts for one day, these principles can be applied to any day. It can help you see things in your life that were previously hidden behind verbal noise.
To celebrate National Quiet Day, you can go somewhere and just be silent. You can go to the park, or walk among the trees if the weather is good. This will allow you to just be in nature and let your mind wander.
You can carry a card saying “I’m spending the day in silence” that you can flash to let people know you are trying to stop speaking for the day. National Quiet Day is your day off from speaking!
Both mentally and physically, peace and quiet are beneficial. Research has shown that quiet time can have a positive impact on the body. In some cases, it can lower blood pressure or slow down the heart beat.
Stress is a growing problem in these hectic times. Stress can often be made worse by the constant invasion of noise in our lives. It is possible to lower stress levels by reducing your exposure and finding some sanctuary in silence.