Its my birthday! I'm 28 :)
Over the past week or so I've been preparing for Silence. For many reasons I've decided to take a Vow of Silence. I have no limit, just a beginning. I am starting my Silence Thursday February 26th. To me, it is like a fast. I will be praying for answers and learning the most I can from the experience. Like I said before, I don't plan an end, I'm sure I will know when I have gotten what I need to receive from this.
Mostly my silence means No speaking. I will have to communicate in other ways, but I am going to try to limit this also. I've been really nervous about what others will think of this, but because of that fear I know that's why I need to do it.
As children and as adults I believe we learn to be silent, by hiding our true selves to fit in with the world or to protect ourselves or others. This silence I will be taking, I take in prayer and with faith and in hopes to find all the parts of me that I have forced into silence out of fear.
A part of me thinks this is really silly and I can't believe I actually think I'll get anything good out of Silence, but I've already learned so much just by studying other people's silence. I pray I will be open to finding what I am searching for.
I just wanted to share with everyone what I am about to do. I am really excited, nervous and hopeful.
Love You All !! !!
Here are a couple links to some other people that have experienced Silence :