As many of us work hard to detox from the adverse effects of pollution and inflammation, stress and overload, this expert offers a simple piece of advice that can heal and change you. Find out why silence really is golden, and how it can help you to heal.
Today, with all the manifold pressures and chronic stress of modern life, many people seem to have acquired a “motor mouth” syndrome. But constant chatter drains away vital energy and depletes your “bio-batteries.” Since energy is the fundamental fuel required to detox, repair, and rebalance the human body, it doesn’t make sense to needlessly waste this vital resource by spewing it out of your mouth in a fountain of words. It’s far better to remain silent and focus your energy inward for healing purposes. As a Taoist sage once said, “Forget about words and your energy won’t scatter.”
When you are engaged in a detox program, it is advisable to speak no more than necessary. Instead, have a massage or a steam bath, take a stroll in the forest or along the beach, or practice chi gung.
By “saving your breath” you’ll also be reserving your energy for internal cleansing and healing. That extra supply of energy is “as good as gold” in terms of its value to human health and healing.
And that’s why “silence is golden,” because it conserves your energy assets so that your body can draw upon them in times of need to protect your health and prolong your life.
Adapted from The Tao of Detox, by Daniel Reid (Inner Traditions, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by Daniel Reid. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from The Tao of Detox, by Daniel Reid (Inner Traditions, 2006).