Silent Observation and Patience
Want to know a secret tool that will help you face any difficulties or obstacles life deals you with? It’s the ability to be patient and observe silently. As human beings, there are some behavioral attributes that we are born with and some that we need to cultivate in our life for a better and happier life. Patience and silence are two such virtues that only the wise among us learn and develop over time.
A person without any patience will be paralyzed with fear and won’t be able to confront any difficulties. Both patience and silence are virtues that not everyone can learn to cultivate or manage. Similarly, silence and being a silent observer is an important virtue that goes together with learning to be patient. In this article, we are going to talk about these two attributes and why we need to cultivate them.
What Does It Mean by Silent Observation, and Why You Need to Practice It?
There’s a huge benefit of being the silent person in the room. Want to know what it is? Well, a quiet person has the capability of being an excellent silent observer. And silent observers tend to have great impact and power over others if you know how to use them properly.
Now, what silent observation does? We human beings tend to talk a lot, don’t we? And sometimes, all we do is keep talking instead of paying attention to what others are saying. Silent observation asks you to be patient and listen and observe others’ behaviors so that you can pick up better clues. So silent observation allows us to watch situations unfold slowly; it provides the necessary insight, reveals any hidden information, and clarifies the confusion. Silent observation also helps us shift our perspective and view things from a different light.
Does being a silent observer mean not speaking the truth? Well, of course not. A silent observer knows when to remain silent and when it’s time to voice their opinion. Silent observations allow us to observe everything from people to things to our inner selves and nature itself.
Silent observation is necessary as it can help you learn and understand more about your environment and relationships. Here are some benefits of being a good silent observer:
- • People who have learned to silently observe can focus their attention on doing a particular thing no matter the noises or distractions around.
- • If you have managed to develop your skill of silent observation, then you will be able to focus your undivided attention on creative works.
- • Silent observation allows you to be more self-aware. It allows you to know yourself better and be more comfortable in your skin.
- • Learning to observe silently helps you get in touch with your inner being or soul. A silent observer knows how to connect with oneself as well as the magic of the universe.
- • Silent observations allow you to heal through your past disappointments and trauma. Silently observing yourself will allow dormant issues to rise, and then you can allow yourself to heal from that.
Understanding the Importance of Patience
A person who has learned to be patient no matter the situation possesses a rare quality and a great virtue. All of us have heard the phrase “man proposes and God disposes,” haven’t we? And this is extremely true with life. We, humans, tend to plan and expect a lot. But how many times have you got the results you had expected when you expected? Let’s face it, that hardly happens in life. Things generally tend to go against our desires. And
this is why being patient becomes much more important. Knowing to wait for things to change in our favor is what helps us learn to be patient and persevere.
Being patient also means not surrendering and giving up hope. Patience brings calmness and the ability to accept things as they are. This will help you to remain clear-headed and act accordingly. This allows you to respond to a situation instead of reacting to it. Patience also allows you to implement the proper counter-measures and seize the moment.
Here are some reasons why you need to have more patience in life:
- • Having focus helps you focus on your goals long term. A patient person doesn’t expect results overnight, so they keep working hard towards their end goal without getting distracted. Even if you have a minor setback, being patient will help you bounce back sooner and still keep at it.
- • Want to be successful in life? Well, you can’t be a quitter then. No one is going to be willing to invest in you and your ideas if you quit at the drop of a hat. So be patient and prove to everyone that you are in it for the long haul. This, in turn, will allow people to trust in you.
- • Want to be a people magnet? Well, then being patient is the answer. Let’s face it no one would want to deal with a short-tempered person at work. A patient person understands the mistakes and helps correct them instead of being negative and criticizing constantly.
- • We human beings are emotional creatures. If you become too emotional too soon, you are bound to make wrong choices and decisions. A patient person doesn’t let their emotions override their rational thinking. Patience, therefore, helps you make more mindful and rational choices.
- • With our current lifestyles and hectic schedules, it is difficult to maintain proper physical and mental health. People who are patient and take things slowly tend to have better physical and mental health. In fact, both are related in a way; cultivating positive thoughts helps improve your mental health, and the happier you are, the better your physical health is going to be.
True wisdom lies in being patient and observing silently. A lot of other things like productivity, accuracy, efficiency, and speed depend on how patient and how much of a good silent observer you are. Spiritual and wise people know the value of these attributes. They understand that being a silent observer and watching patiently helps conserve energy and focus our attention on worthy causes.