The Sights From Here, Golden Silence
It’s impossible for me to be totally wordless on what many call Wordless Wednesday’s, but I thought I’d show you some of the sights around my life…
My San Diego neighborhood 15 minutes ago…
Sights from my Kitchen…
What did I make?
A fresh batch of Special K Bars !
Sighs from Snack Time….
I’d hate to call this ‘dessert’ because it’s so healthy! Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse (that link is working for the recipe)
1. Do you have any psychic abilities?
2. What are the Sights From Your World like right now?
Tell me something about your world right now. Paint a picture.
3. Do you find it hard to be Wordless?
I’ve had many sales jobs over the years (real estate, timeshare, etc.) and there is something called Golden Silence.
It’s when you make an offer, a proposal, or put forth some kind of information and you need the recipient or other party to answer or respond.
Most people have a hard time just sitting quietly and waiting for more than a few seconds for an answer. They start talking in circles, repeating what they said, adding more (usually useless) information, and are generally not comfortable with just letting there be silence.
Silence can be scary. People usually feel uncomfortable with “dead air” and most people’s natural tendency is to keep talking. Silence is harder than you think!
Think about say, asking your boss for a raise. How hard would it be for you to put forth that question and then just sit there in silence and wait for his/her response.
Your boss isn’t likely to respond to your request in a matter of seconds. She will need to think about it. And what are you going to do? Sit there quietly? Perhaps.
But most people start jabbering, explaining themselves, justfiying things, talking in circles, and doing everything but having there be silence.
Same could be true about asking your parents, spouse, or friends a tough question. Can you just ask it and wait?
I have learned over the years to just ask, and wait. But it’s not easy and a million things run through my head in that silent moment(s). But it gives the person I’m asking time to digest my request and not clutter it or make me feel the need to start explaining myself or justifying myself over and over.
Is it easy for you to have silence and be wordless? Or do you suffer from verbal diarrhea? haha!
p.s. Any broken links or bad pathways in the Recipes Tab *should* be all repaired by Thursday. Thank you for your patience!
Enjoy your Wordless, or Wordy, Wednesday evening! I am going to workout, outside, in the beautiful 68F sunny weather!