Silence is golden
Try to spend at least 30 minutes per day in complete silence.
Shut the door. Turn off all forms of electronic equipment – TV, phone, iPod, iPad, music. Avoid conversation where possible.
Simply either sit, or engage in quiet household tasks – for example cooking, sweeping, washing.
At first when practising this technique, you will notice that your internal chatter is very loud. Your mind will be very busy. However after a few weeks of practising it will begin to calm down, and you will start to notice a great sense of peace, calm and happiness.
By spending time in silence it helps to make us more wise – more honest, deep-thinking, mindful, and attentive to the world around us.