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I Enjoy Silence

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    “I've begun to realize

    that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.”---Chaim Potok I enjoy silence. I enjoy the stillness of it. I appreciate what you can "hear" when there is silence. I like the type of silence where one would have to literally...
    MRH1978 MRH1978 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Late at night when everyone has gone to sleep,

    I finally get a little time just for me :) no noisy toys, crying, kid shows, husbands video games or phones ringing. Ahhhh silence for meeee!!!!! :)
    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I think people talk too much,

    about pointless things that don't really have any importance. small talk is okay but sometimes it's nice just to sit in silence and just enjoy each other's presence.
    feoxy feoxy 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4

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    Shhh...

    Shhh.. don't say a word. Just hold me and let me feel your presence. Not even thousand words could describe this feeling... this silence is so intoxicating. I just want to close my eyes and drift away. I know that I'm in love whenever I'm so comfortable with someone that I can...
    Fennella Fennella 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 2, 2008

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    Ssssshhhhhhhhh!!!

    Aaaahhh.... Beautiful, deep, tranquility of nothingness. Welcome me.
    PaleFox PaleFox 41-45, M Jul 19, 2013

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    Best way to find yourself,

    or to learn to love the quite side about you ;)
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Aug 13

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    I absolutely LOVE silence :) being able to just

    get some 'me' time. Forgetting about the busy week you had, all the rush hour traffic & noise. Waking up to a still household. Finding your own little tranquil space, whether that being lying in bed with your headphones in listening to some calming music. In a comfy seat with a...
    TheHeartOfALovingSoul TheHeartOfALovingSoul 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    never awkward for me.

    I can talk for hours, but I can also shut up for days. Silence is good, you get to feel and observe every thing. So people please minimize your noise. haha,
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F Jul 4

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    Not always, but i need it at times just

    so i can relax. i can become very irritable when overwhelmed with noise pollution for extended periods of time.
    karenmbrown karenmbrown 51-55, T Jul 17

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    Solitary Afternoon

    My boys have just gone to the swimming pool and I can freely enjoy my time alone now. Savoring a delicious ciniminis, I’m sitting in front of my PC, writing this. Total, uninterrupted silence. No TV, no cartoons. Noddy, Clifford or Bob the Builder are not talking to me from...
    touchOFspring touchOFspring 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    it is nice and quiet now.

    no sounds except for an owl in the distance. the air is a bit humid but it it nice out on the porch. time for one more drink.
    karenmbrown karenmbrown 51-55, T Aug 15

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    JuBear424 JuBear424 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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    Silence is its own sound.

    Hearing it soothes all the troubles and stress I have away. Without this chordless symphony, the chaos of life itself would flood my mind, driving it further into the haze that blurs my thoughts. And once the peaceful veil is pierced, I know it is then when silence had consumed...
    TypeBkoala TypeBkoala 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    ......

    “Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.” ― George Eliot
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    Weird

    I love silence when I'm alone, but it's pretty awkward around other people. Once you find someone that you can enjoy silence with and also enjoy a conversation, you've found someone special.
    JackedHueMan JackedHueMan 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    enchantingjade enchantingjade 36-40 Jan 9

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    There Is No Me In Realtiy, There Is No You

    The thought of a ME that exists. Is only a thought that is happening RIGHT NOW. there is actually no ME in reality. Its like this, the thought of a unicorn appears, does that make the unicorn itself exist in reality no the only thing that exists in reality is the THOUGHT of a...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 23 Responses Jan 2, 2011

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    Comfortable Silence

    I long for a comfortable silence with my true love one day.
    LucyLoren LucyLoren 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    Sometimes I like to turn off everything; the

    phone, radio, tv, except for the ticking clock. I like that. But I like silence and that's not easy to get it where I live. Those noisy kids and yard workers. So when I get it, I really enjoy it.
    goodgoliath goodgoliath 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    There is nothing so peaceful

    as being the only person outside amidst a heavy falling snow. The whisper of snowflakes falling and landing. The noises I hate: Nothing so aggravating as the constant roar of air blasting thru and out of the air ducts in buildings And the sound of the frig pump/motor cutting...
    1490wayb 1490wayb 46-50, M Feb 15

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    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Silence is golden. I strongly appreciate the

    tranquility that comes with it.
    RadicalEd4 RadicalEd4 22-25, M Feb 15

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    Silenceee

    Im very used to silence and i like it. Sadly i spend a lot of time alone and there was some time that i had 2 o 3 days without talking or hearing a word from another human. Noice bother me: shouts, high music or tv, go to a restaurant with a lot of noise. As the song say I prefer...
    marirosi marirosi 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    At times I enjoy being quiet

    and just not focusing on the bad stuff that's going on and aim more towards the good things that are going on, I like to go sometimes and sit in my closet with some nice chill ambient music and tune out this world for a min and mediate on what I wanna do next in my life it all...
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F Feb 28

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    With silence you find clarity

    and can hear the birds chirping.
    Thundakatt Thundakatt 36-40, F May 8

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    I listen to 130 middle school kids all day long,

    and then I've got two of my own. Sometimes I just need absolute silence. That's why I love my lunch break so much (on the days that I get one). My friend and I have this unwritten rule that we won't speak for the first fifteen minutes. It's our time to relax and just be...
    smhinterrupted smhinterrupted 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I love learning new thing every day

    and nothing give me more joy than teaching our daughter.
    4in1 4in1 36-40 2 Responses Mar 6

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    At night when I'm thinking about anything

    and everything, its nice to just sit in the silence. Let it consume you and numb you.
    DrStrychnine DrStrychnine 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    A Quiet Moment In My Busy Day

    Watching the sun set, hiding behind the clouds Slowly yet surely bidding his farewell for the day I love this moment when all the days work Comes to a pause....the calm before a storm A million thoughts fill my head.... Questions which none can answer... Hopes for the future...
    BlueTheWarrior BlueTheWarrior 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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    I love music. I've never known anything to have

    such transcendent powers as that which music surely possesses. While journaling this afternoon, I listened to a new playlist of music I recently threw together. A song I once loved came on, and in a matter of seconds, I was no longer in a room, in my home, in the now; I was...
    thisangelslife thisangelslife 31-35, M Mar 20

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    Wow EP-Guess you have your work cut out

    for you tonight with all the spam under multiple account names.GL-I know you'll do your best : )
    webalias3 webalias3 41-45, M Aug 21

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    Quiet Bliss

    Sitting in silence I travel to places I want to go Away from here and all the stress and woe I dream of you, your voice in my ear Filling my moments of silence with cheer Loving adventures with excitement and passion Charming me, melting me, in simple fashion In silence I...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    Sometimes the music, tv,

    and games all need to be turned off; everyone just needs to be quiet for a little while. I love being in my room alone, where I can sit and think. No music, no voices, just me and my thoughts. I love taking walks alone; out in the country is the best where there is little...
    LovesWarrior LovesWarrior 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Is that weird? I like talking to friends,

    and enjoy big group chats, but sometimes I just like to sit in silence and enjoy what's happening here and now instead of filling the air with words.
    downer12 downer12 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    Silence is the best therapy

    when you have chaotic day at work! Have a glass of wine and a soft melody music in the back ground.
    Gettingout72 Gettingout72 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    What Would Gary Cooper Do?

     Starting in late February this year, I have practiced being quiet. It is one of the hardest things I have attempted, and I wanted to share some of my experiences with you. These aren't in any order, nor am I sure they have any merit.   :-) (Lest you think this attempt...
    Harborough Harborough 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    I didn 't use to but getting older with children

    and growing up now teen grand children there come times where a darkened first floor, no electronics, total quiet is indescribable pleasure. Come and sit with me in my solitude.
    Soullovr Soullovr 56-60, M Sep 2

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    Unless its awkward, then I don't.

    But for the most part do. It's serene, and when you lay down and close your eyes and let your mind wander, it's the best thing ever. Silence is the one moment where you can stop and fully experience life instead of just living it every day.
    rjelliott rjelliott 13-15, F Dec 13, 2013

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    I believe the best time to enjoy silence is

    between 3am and 5am. I used to wake up to study during those hours. No noises, no construction noises ,no vehicle noises..All one hears is the sound of the breeze and tick tocking of the clock. Your mind is at peace and is also the best time to do meditation and breathing...
    wearasmile wearasmile 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    There's comes a time,

    quite often, that I need to sit in a room in the pitch black, with no noise what so ever so I can think. People say well, why do you do it? It doesn't help anything? It helps me. It helps me let go of everything that is inside my head, and for them few hours I sit there...
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    The beauty of silence is

    that it simple "is". It is a virtue, offering a opening that cannot be defined.
    ThisUsernameDoesntFi ThisUsernameDoesntFi 16-17, F Jul 12

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    Sometimes I just want to take a few minutes to

    enjoy some silent awareness. Turning off the cacophony that's been growing in recent years, in my head is incredibly therapeutic. Being able to hear every little tick and creak and rush of air outside and nothing else is an immeasurable comfort. Just peace. Then my phone buzzes...
    jacksitchytriggerfinger jacksitchytriggerfinger 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Mildew On My Lips...

    “Stop all your hankerings. Let the mildew grow on your lips” Sekiso (Chinese: Shih-shuang) "Be still and know that I am God" - Psalm 46,10
    pkein pkein 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2013

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    panthrax00 panthrax00 16-17, M Aug 4

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    The beauty of silence is underrated in this day

    and age. We are over stimulated by electronics and information transfer. Silence is when you can hear your own mind processing and when you can be more in touch with your own thoughts. And we've grown so uncomfortable with silence that we've become less in tuned with ourselves.
    OctaviaAugusta OctaviaAugusta 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 4

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    Silence -the Language Of Love

    The power of silence and the beauty of love can never be put into words. Love is a kingdom and silence is its language. Love doesn't need the pillar of words to stand strong, it dives in and out of the ocean of silence; profound and meaningful. Silence is like a melody that can...
    Mehraab Mehraab 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    Just Me And My Heartbeat.

    When I have the means to get away, my favorite thing to do when I come home from a long day of being out of the house- Is to lay on my bed and stare at the ceiling fan. Since I was a child I would love to do this. Just lay there in the silence. For hours upon hours. Deep thoughts...
    LunaKye LunaKye 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    Silence is golden. When it's quiet I can

    literally hear myself think. Too much noise makes me feel confused!
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F Aug 18

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    Sometimes I turn everything around me off

    and just lay in bed and rest thinking of only positive things, trying to gain a clear mind and get rid of all the clutter from that day's events.
    NightMagic367 NightMagic367 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    starting to enjoy what i never thought silence

    only in silence a person can be stronger spiritually
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 3

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    Talking constantly, like some people do,

    is unnecessary to me. I think silence can be a very beautiful thing...even when you're with many other people. People sometimes will ask me why I'm not talking, and they even think I might be depressed or sad about something - but I'm really not. I'm actually quite a happy and...
    sarahtrumpeter sarahtrumpeter 16-17, F May 4

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