What a White Tara Silence Retreat Can Do For You
Many people associate silence with discomfort and loneliness and shy away from it while others embrace being alone with just their thoughts, and they look out for it as for a precious gift. Most people are not aware that silence is a healer and offers many benefits for general wellbeing, both physical and psychological.
Silence helps with a lot of physiological processes.
Silence helps to fortify the immune system.
Lower blood pressure
Can prevent a heart attack.
Cortisol and adrenaline levels go down, so it alleviates symptoms of stress.
Silence stimulates the brain to make new cells mainly in the hippocampus region, an area specific to memory, emotions and learning.
Silence promotes the interaction and regulation of hormone systems.
Two minutes of silence can have a more significant impact than listening to music on your overall stress level.
Science has proven that noise pollution has harmful effects on overall and cognitive health.
The benefits of silence are also emotional and psychological.
Silence is an excellent way to break free from difficulties at home, work or school. A conscious choice to embrace silence will give you the quickest and most profound benefits. A White Tara Silent Retreat means eliminating all the distractions of technological devices, phones, incoming messages, unexpected assignments or chores. Only when completely taking these aspects consciously out of your life for a while, will give your mind and body the time to heal and restore. Also, having time for yourself without having to attend to the demands of children, co-workers, family members and friends, will return you calmness of mind and restore your emotional balance.
A silence break at a White Tara Silence Retreat will also improve your creativity and is an excellent opportunity to allow your thoughts to go where they want and make you inspired with new, creative ideas.
When giving the mind and ears this so wanted rest, suddenly solutions to acute or long-term problems may all of a sudden pop up. Or you might come with a new approach for an idea that has been going around in your mind for a long time, and it might give you the insight and momentum to create that work of art, that new book or to know what to do in your relation to the people that you love. It also can help you to let go of situations that are no longer wanted and come up with new ideas of how to change your life. Awareness of self and environment become clear once you become comfortable with being silent.
By being more self-aware, it becomes easier to enjoy the world around you.
Silence promotes the ability to connect dots in a seemingly chaotic and disorganised surrounding. It improves your motivation to mend important relations that have been under stress lately, and you might even feel motivated to embark in a personal development program to lead a more challenging, motivating and healthier life.
Silence increases intuition and sensitivity. As we are a living organism surrounded by other living organisms, it is essential to be consciously aware of your life force and of who you are. It is crucial to maximising your energy flow and the awareness of the impact you can have on other living organisms.
Silence helps you with insomnia we start having by growing older. Being silent, not engaging in activities that involve the brain and focus to outside stimuli, improves quality of sleep.
How do I entertain silence? It is easier then you might think, and anyone can do it and improve overall health and well-being.
Invite a friend for a walk outside in nature and walk at least part of the way in mutual silence or walk solo to get more in tune with nature.
Remain in bed an extra 5 minutes before getting up for the day. Use this time to slowly awaken to the world, basking in the silence of the sleeping quarters, letting your thoughts wash over you. Say a silent prayer of gratitude for all that you have and ask for blessings for the day ahead.
Engage in deep breathing exercises to calm your mind.
Meditate. This practice can be whatever you want it to be, from simple to more intricate. Teach yourself or join a class, whatever works for you to get in the habit of silently witnessing your thoughts.