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I Enjoy Silence

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    When did silence become a synonym

    for seriousness? I have a lot of fun being silent.
    shoshin shoshin 22-25, M Nov 22, 2014

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    Silence makes cowards out of all of us.

    Crave that buzz like heroine, racing through our veins Racing horses, slick coats and ragged breaths We don't want to hear our own ragged breaths Stimulated by a thousand drums The silence speaks a thousand words but We shudder and cover our ears Too wired Too daunted To...
    yourtheocean yourtheocean 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    I wish everyone would just shut up

    and enjoy the silence. everyday all I hear is blah blah blah.
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Youcanthandlemyusername Youcanthandlemyusername 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 2

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    One thing I find helpful is having the space to

    just sit quietly thinking through a situation but I find it's becoming more difficult. To me, going out on say a walk or quiet stroll meant literally leaving everything behind with just you and the elements in this quiet space with the sounds of birds and small mammals and maybe...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Among my taciturnity,

    I find solace within the conflagration in self-reflection. For other extroverted introverts like me, you know exactly what I mean when I use the reference towards hearing certain songs that reflect everything we have come to know and love, like Mudvayne's "All That You Are" song...
    city87 city87 26-30, M Dec 22, 2014

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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, 2014

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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.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2014

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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 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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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 1 Response Jan 20, 2014

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2014

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    denimblue denimblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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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 21 Responses Jan 2, 2011

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    harleymufin harleymufin 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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    Every now and then I enjoy silence.

    I turn off my tv, and just lay there. Thinking, gathering my thoughts and the current events for that day..or yesterday.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    Cousins were here. As much

    as I wanted the room for myself, the noise of sharing space with relatives turned out to be not as bad as I thought it would. Now that they're back to their homes, the silence of the room smells like memories.
    PieceOfSummer PieceOfSummer 22-25, F 6 days ago

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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, 2014

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    With silence you find clarity

    and can hear the birds chirping.
    Thundakatt Thundakatt 36-40, F May 8, 2014

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    I am friendly but silent person I annoy my own

    company and being on my own. I like to watch crime documentaries overall I jus enjoy my own company. I don't know if it's because I have trust issues but I feel safer when I am on my own and do not need or have to rely on people for nothing.
    kimberlee1876 kimberlee1876 22-25, F Sep 30, 2014

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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.
    KMB5 KMB5 51-55 Aug 15, 2014

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    silence is way better

    than listening to an endless ,pointless story, a crying baby or someone playing a kazoo.
    KMB5 KMB5 51-55 1 Response Apr 22

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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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    Coz it gives me a chance to ponder; a chance to

    be enveloped in my own wandering thoughts and make them focus; a chance to feel the moment; and the one chance to accept reality.
    PieceOfSummer PieceOfSummer 22-25, F Dec 1, 2014

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    Ssssshhhhhhhhh!!!

    Aaaahhh.... Beautiful, deep, tranquility of nothingness. Welcome me.
    PaleFox PaleFox 46-50, M Jul 19, 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, Iโ€™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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    JuBear424 JuBear424 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    Right now, I only have the hum of my computer 5

    feet away. The fans whirl and the lights flicker. The freak of my futon as I look around sneaks in, gently. I love this silence, in this apartment, where it's a comfortableness that I can understand. No drama, no expectations. Just empty space. I love it ^____^.
    Okami890 Okami890 22-25, M Dec 9, 2014

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    The beauty of silence is

    that it simple "is". It is a virtue, offering a opening that cannot be defined.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 12, 2014

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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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    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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    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.
    KMB5 KMB5 51-55 Jul 17, 2014

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    l love watching him in silence .

    There's not need to talk. Your silence is so loud . I can feel it touching me all over.
    yulime yulime 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    ......

    โ€œBlessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.โ€ โ€• George Eliot
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    I enjoy the systematic grunts

    and whispers of any car, Driving down vacant roads surrounded in populated houses of cooled people. The river rush of air slipping across the metal and twirling at its edges. The zephyr easily harmonizing with the sounds of my car. I am metabolizing in its aroma of ears...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish 16-17, F 1 Response May 5

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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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    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...
    SgtWalrus SgtWalrus 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    When things in my house,

    or in my life period get hectic .. I just go into one of my empty rooms & close the door, shut the blinds, sit on the floor and just block it all out. Either that or I get in my car, park somewhere far away from my house and I just think. It brings me a level of peace & serenity...
    KierstenJ671 KierstenJ671 22-25, F May 14

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    Stop for a moment. Put a hand on your heart

    and feel the beat. Now think. Where do you plan to go? Are you, at the moment, at that general direction?
    PieceOfSummer PieceOfSummer 22-25, F Mar 11

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    When no words are spoken you can hear

    so much... the beating of a heart, the intake of a breath...two people becoming one. There is no such thing as silence.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    In the midst of turmoil,

    chaos in the mind, and a heart filled with voices crying... Nothing can be as priceless a SILENCE.
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger 41-45, F May 11

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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 16-17, F Dec 13, 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, 2014

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    panthrax00 panthrax00 16-17, M Aug 4, 2014

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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...