‘Silence is golden.’
It has taken me some time to understand the true essence of this saying, and it’s an ongoing practice.
Allow me to elaborate.
For example, let’s say you have just received a phone call that your proposal has been accepted on a big project. You can imagine how super excited you are. You can no longer contain your excitement, so you make a few calls and share the good news with family and friends.
It seems innocent, right?
That weekend comes along and you are now out to dinner with a whole lot of friends, still extremely excited from the phone call. You decide to share it with the whole table.
Monday comes and you receive a call saying that they have chosen to renege on the project because one of the partners decided to pull out altogether. You hang up the phone, feeling sunken in the pit of your stomach, as if a submarine was leaning on your intestines.
All of a sudden, you are drowned in shame, thinking of how you called all of your friends and family and you told everyone at dinner.
Let’s make it personal. You tell everyone you are going to start your own creative business or you have come up with an amazing idea or innovation.
Then nothing becomes of it. It was all talk and no action.
Now, how many times has that occurred?
Quantum entanglement in life
Esra Syien shares that when two entangled particles are deeply linked and share the same existence, they can become widely separated in space, but measurement of one immediately affects the other. Therefore, you might travel lightyears apart, but you’ll always remain linked.
Stay with me, I am going somewhere with this information.
So, if we go back to the ‘silence is golden’ theory, we know from experience that when we share our ideas, projects or news with others, something gets in the way of it forming and taking shape.
But what is that? And why does this happen?
The theory I am about to share with you is called quantum entanglement. How this basically works is that when you share your idea with anyone, they will have an opinion, thought or feeling about it.
This, my dearest, is where the interruption takes place.
From a quantum physics point of view, just the fact that other individuals have input, in some way, shape or form, is actually interrupting and diminishing the power and intent of your goal.
Sometimes you block your own blessings by telling everyone your business.
Bite your tongue and think before you speak
Another way of understanding this is the evil eye. It is the look that is believed by many different cultures to cause harm or bad luck to the person at whom it is directed for reasons of jealousy and dislike. The term also refers to the power – superstitiously attributed to certain persons – of inflicting harm or bad luck with such a look.
The evil eye concept dates back thousands of years, being widely spread through the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.
It is believed that one can be harmed by the evil eye stare of an envious person or by a lengthy praise. This can occur either consciously or unconsciously. The desire-oriented waves generated in a person about another individual are transmitted to that individual and an evil eye is cast on them.
In Europe, it is believed that jealous or malicious looks can bring about bad luck. Triggers of affliction by the evil eye come through as a desirous or envious thought. There is also the Hamsa, which is an amulet that helps banish evil or any negative energy. It brings happiness, luck and good fortune to its owners.
Back to quantum entanglement. From a science perspective, there are particles that can become entangled when they interact with each other emitted from a common source.
This is why, once let out of the bag, you can kiss your dreams, aspirations and goals good-bye.
That’s why they say keep your cards close to your chest.
Acronyms that make the world go around
There are two acronyms that I would like to share with you.
The first one is W.A.I.T., which stands for:
Instead of unconsciously talking, take a moment before you choose your words and ask yourself:
- Am I talking because I am seeking approval?
- Am I talking to control the conversation?
- Am I talking to complain and gossip?
- Am I talking because I want to share something that is relevant to the conversation?
- Am I talking to try and garner sympathy?
- Am I talking because I want to be the centre of attention?
Many of our behaviours are habitual and probably none more so than talking. Here are a few reflective questions to ask yourself before you leap into a conversation:
- What is my intention with what I am about to say?
- What question could I ask to get a better understanding of the other person?
- What can I do to listen and let go of my urge to talk in this very moment?
The other acronym is T.H.I.N.K., which stands for:
T – is it true?
H – is it helpful?
I – is it inspiring?
N – is it necessary?
K – is it kind?
If we could all practise speaking less than we know and having more than we show, I wonder what our lives would look like and how much we would be able to manifest without interference.