Although they say that silence is golden, silence in today’s life is underrated. People are always submerged in all sorts of noise, leaving no space for inner life or even imagination.
In his book Sphere of Silence, Vijay Eswaran showers with praise the power bestowed to a single hour of silent introspection daily to refine the mind. Besides writing top-selling books, Eswaran also owns a company that focuses on interactive marketing, e-commerce and eco-tourism. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://www.qigroup.com/2013/11/vijay-eswaran-makes-ceo-of-the-year/
The book Sphere of Silence has numerous lessons to learn from, the major one being the importance of listening to speaking and having a daily plan. Although the experiences may sound pretty obvious and straightforward, they are a necessity to everyone and especially leaders.
In south-east Asia where Vijay is still growing his reputation, his book is selling humbly well. As a poet, Eswaran relates the success of his businesses to him sticking strictly to the book’s teachings for many years. Being an active person, following the lessons of his own book means taking an hour of silence every day to reflect, read and write down vital summaries.
He divides his silent away into five main parts, with the first three components as well as the fifth taking ten minutes each. The fourth part, on the other hand, takes twenty minutes. The best time for the hour of quiet is between 4.30 and six the morning.
If by any chance the silence is broken before the hour ends, one has to start afresh. The first part is for the previous day’s reflections, the second is for listing down tasks to take during the day, and third is for wring goals for the next seven days, a year and subsequent five years.
Part four is for reading for about fifteen minutes and write a summary of the reading in five minutes. The last part of the quiet hour is for communicating with your god and then write an overview of the entire reflection. Repeat the whole process daily for twenty-one days and become a better person.