By Geeta Chopra
Do you feel unfocused at work? Is it hard for you to organize your thoughts at work and be productive? Does your energy level crash daily? Does the noise in your mind create too much clutter for you? With our noisy world, we all need to take time out to sit in silence. What does this mean though? The opposite of silence is noise. The root word of noise is nausea.
Our minds are always going on overdrive internally. We are always thinking about the past or future mostly. Compare your brain to a car. After the car runs about 15,000 miles, you take it in for servicing. Similarly, your brain runs daily for miles. When was the last time you took it servicing? Every 6 months or so, you should sit in silence for two complete days. The suggested time is actually 5 days. There are programs for this – where you leave your cell phone at the door. When you sit in silence for days, it is so much more than not talking.
It’s about releasing all resistance. Usually, by the third day, you will be in tears because everything comes out. However, you can start by taking 30 minutes a day in the evening to sit in silence. This means no disturbances such as technology and people. Make this a habit. You will then find that the next day you are more productive. You naturally come up with more creative ideas at work because your brain is clutter-free. You take in less, but do much more. During the meditative process, you can also focus on a certain thought, such as I am peace. I am stillness. You just observe that thought without doing anything. It is a simple, but very powerful technique.
Give up your phone for one whole day if you can. Try this on a Sunday. At first, you might have jitters, like a caffeine withdrawal, but then you will feel a sense of freedom as the day progresses. While this feels great, its also serving you a higher purpose internally. Your brain being free from technology is actually the best way to rejuvenate. Your brain cells actually regenerate when you sit in silence. This makes sense. If you think about having an injury, and you get bed rest; during that time your cells are regenerating and healing. The same holds true for your Brian. Your brain will churn out all resistance thoughts as you sit and focus on one thought.
It’s a filtering process. Listen to your inner voice during this time. A huge benefit of this is that you will be able to sharpen your intuition. Silence is the best cure for any type of emotional disturbance. It is human nature to call their friends and complain – but the opposite is actually where the transformative power is. You will find that after sitting in silence, the complaining is futile. You will also notice more product results at work.
And it’s free!
Geeta Chopra is the television host of ‘The Geeta Chopra Show.’ She is a health and wellness coach who helps people heal from their root. She has authored two books, and gives talks on the subject matter. The approach she uses is influenced by Ayurveda and Chinese medicine.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree from George Washington University. She is also the owner of a real estate development company. Follow her on YouTube to watch her latest TV episodes on various natural healing modalities including gut health, pranayama, the mind-body connection, organ detoxification, rejuvenation, and much more. Her book, “To Every Gastroenterologist in America: What You Didn’t Learn and Med School and to Every Patient Who Becomes Their Victim,” is launching in 2020. Follow her on YouTube to get a free copy. Be the best version of yourself!