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Slave Trait- Silence

the trait is : silence. By silence i’m not speaking of the absence of transparency or joy. i think devoting a period of time to silence can be very powerful and calming. Usually i do this on the first day of my moon or the day before it begins. i take that day and am as silent as possible. This is not a resentful silence or a woeful silence…but more of a deep mindfulness of only saying what needs to be said. Considering women often go through PMS and other things that create a sort of internal chaos…having that time for silence may resonate for you too. i do not impose my silence on Master…i do not request to be allowed to not speak or have my demeanor in a way that would make Him think something is WRONG. Master comes first…and that doesn’t change.

Definition: The condition or quality of being or keeping still and silent. The absence of sound; stillness. A period of time without speech or noise.

Articles:

http://artofmanliness.com/2008/03/10/the-virtuous-life-silence/ http://wahiduddin.net/dance/silence.htm

Quotes:

  • I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right. ~Cato the Elder (234 BC – 149 BC)
  • Silence is more musical than any song. ~Christina Rossetti (1830 – 1894)
  • A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence. ~Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321), The Divine Comedy
  • My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. ~Edith Sitwell (1887 – 1964)
  • Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub. ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • With silence favor me.~(Favete Linguis) Horace (65 BC – 8 BC)
  • A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill, requires only our silence, which costs nothing. ~John Tillotson (1630 – 1694)
  • Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. ~Josh Billings (1818
  • 1885)
  • In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth. ~Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948)
  • Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. ~Martin Fraquhar Tupper
  • Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary. ~Peter Minard
  • I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. ~Publilius Syrus (~100 BC), Maxims
  • It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence. ~Seneca (5 BC – 65 AD)
  • Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, ‘there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it.’
  • A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence. ~ Tom Blair
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