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I Enjoy Silence

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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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    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 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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    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 3 Responses Jan 20

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    Read this on the signboard the gorge of Grand

    Canyon. "Silence so Loud.. it is deafening". Indeed it was. Standing at the verge of a mile drop down- and looking at the vast expanse of huge crevice in the earth and open wide space and enjoying the quiet solitude - it was indeed eerily Loud. I wish I could post the photo...
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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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 3 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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.
    Bluejec19 Bluejec19 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Silence Really Is Golden

         After so many years of neglect and abuse I have learned to live in my own little world.  I spend more time trying to hide so the next conversation won't start because it always ends up in a fight and me feeling like I have been crushd into the ground.  The better part...
    teri58 teri58 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 31, 2012

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    StRiKiNgEEk StRiKiNgEEk 18-21, F Jan 1

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    enchantingjade enchantingjade 36-40 Jan 9

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    Silence & Friendship

    One of my favourite quotes is, "True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable". A lot of the time people find it awkward when conversation comes to an end and there is nothing left to say, so i think it's quite special when you find someone where...
    moonlightserene moonlightserene 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 29, 2011

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    The Voice Within ...

    Well .. Maybe I'm getting Older lol I used to love parties and gossip ... But now I truely enjoy silence ... It makes me calm and I can listen to myself ... When people talk too much I cannot concentrate ... Most of the time it makes me confused .. Since I cannot hear the voice...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 5, 2011

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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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    Lanxiaofeiloveicecream Lanxiaofeiloveicecream 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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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 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 29, 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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    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...
    LillyRaven LillyRaven 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    Does silence of the lamb count?

    If so, I like both!!
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M Jan 12

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    arees1990 arees1990 22-25, M Jan 14

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    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F Apr 5

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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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    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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    After a long day if school,

    people, and the bustle of everyday life it's nice to just sit and relax. Maybe I'll hear a car zoom by my house or the heater kick on, but that amazing quiet buzz in my ear never fails to quiet my nerves. To inhale deeply and hear the piercing nothingness warms me; I know I'm...
    yesdni yesdni 13-15, F Jan 22

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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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    Ssssshhhhhhhhh!!!

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

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    Quiet Times

    I think  that SLIENCE or QUIET TIMES are very important in Peoples Lives. I know that it gives me a time to regroup or get my thoughts back together.
    sweetnshort sweetnshort 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2010

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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 6 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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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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    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 5 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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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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    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 2 Responses Feb 28

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

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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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    ..I take my solitude seriously,

    I feel weird when someone keeps trying to be around when I wanna be alone..wish they'd read my " I need some privacy...face" Most people can't.
    FoxxySilverCrow FoxxySilverCrow 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 24

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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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    Silence Is Powerful

    There is a famous Quote by a Sufi Poet Jala-ud-din Rumi, commanly known as Molana Roam or Rumi in the west. It is translated as 'Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.' I fully believe that Silence is very powerful, It can say a lot more than words ever...
    lazyangel lazyangel 22-25, M 7 Responses Nov 4, 2010

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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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    It's something vivid I remember from my

    childhood. I would stand in the middle of the playground, like the loner I was, while other school kids screamed and laughed but it was like I blocked out the whole world around me. I left. I couldn't stand the noise from them. I hate loudness. Except from my headphones. But now...
    SuicidalSilence SuicidalSilence 13-15 1 Response Feb 15

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    ag123 ag123 41-45 40 Responses Apr 11, 2008

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    Silence give me peace of mind

    and inspiration... Its wonderful to be in silence sometimes in between our busy routine
    enchantingjade enchantingjade 36-40 Dec 27, 2013

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    I probably enjoy it so much

    because I don't get it.
    ColoradoGirl4 ColoradoGirl4 36-40, F Jan 12

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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 5 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Sometime Silence falls and you feel your soul completely soaked and motionless.Things turn amazing blank and you know there is flood on the way and it is going to run over you but...
    vulnerablespirit vulnerablespirit 31-35, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Helps clear my head. Company is entirely optional, because I normally just kind of zone out and wander off if we walk in silence for too long lol.
    AnInfamousDerka AnInfamousDerka 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    Since when did sending a girl flowers become stalking? When did it become creepy to admire someone from a distance. To say "i enjoyed meeting you and heres me saying you're...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    Silence is a private moment. A moment that most find difficult. To me, silence is a holiday from noise. A short stay in my own mind, the world around me dissolving for a...
    Valtielislord Valtielislord 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 8

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    Silence is a girls loudest cry, you can tell she's really hurt if she ignores you.
    Thatbrokengirl1 Thatbrokengirl1 16-17, F Apr 7

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    6 years ago I gave you a choice "him or me". You chose him, I knew you would because I was leaving for who knows how long. I promised to come back and marry you as soon as I...
    InsideMyHead91 InsideMyHead91 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago