silence


I hesitated before posting today’s quote of the day—because it was triggery for me and I thought it might be triggering for others.

I know Mr. Carroll was speaking politically (probably) and not personally, but it’s such a broad, bald statement that it can be taken in many ways.

In the end, I decided to post it because I believe in hosting a multiplicity of viewpoints (barring Nazi propaganda and the like). I also wondered if it might broaden current discussions going on about speaking out. Hopefully (since I really am small potatoes), it won’t stir up a sh*tstorm, but you never know how these things will go. Reasoned discourse is not in fashion these days.

You see, there is nothing wrong with keeping your silence. I know from personal experience that sometimes silence is a survival mechanism and NO ONE has the right to tell you that you must break your silence. It is completely an individual choice. Breaking silence can sometimes be immensely damaging to the psychology of a victim if forced on them before they are ready to speak. Sometimes they will never be ready to speak, and that is entirely okay.

You owe it to yourself to take care of yourself because maybe no one else will. You don’t owe the herd anything that will damage you. If speaking out helps you, then speak out. But these things can’t be rushed. They exist in a space outside time and the needs of the many. They are entirely personal until and unless you decide to make them public.

#MeToo

Random quote of the day:

“Hiding behind silence is a particularly odious form of cowardice.”

—Jonathan Carroll, Twitterfeed, May 19, 2013

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Random quote of the day:

“If you’re silent a long time, people just arrive in your mind. It makes me believe the world was created in silence.”

—Alice Walker, quoted in Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellion by Gloria Steinem

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Random quote of the day:

“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, quoted in Light of India or Message of Mahatmaji by M. S. Deshpande

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Random quote of the day:

“You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.”

—Sri Sathya Sai Baba, quoted in Sathya Sai Teachings by Dr. Purushothaman

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Random quote of the day:

“True silence is the rest of the mind, and it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”

—William Penn, Advice to His Children

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Random quote of the day:

“It ain’t a bad plan to keep still occasionally even when you know what you’re talking about.”

—Kin Hubbard, Abe Martin of Brown County

Disclaimer:  The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.