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Embracing the Power of Inner Silence

Girish Borkar
3 min readFeb 25, 2024


In the hustle and bustle of modern life, amidst the cacophony of constant noise and distractions, there exists a profound invitation — “Be still and know.” These simple yet profound words echo across the ages, reminding us of the transformative power of inner silence.

To be still is not merely to cease physical movement; it is to quiet the restless chatter of the mind, to let go of the incessant busyness that often consumes our days. It is to create a sacred space within ourselves where we can commune with the deepest dimensions of our being — the realm of pure awareness and presence.

In the stillness, we discover a profound sense of peace and tranquillity, a refuge from the storms of life. It is here that we can connect with the essence of who we truly are, beyond the roles we play and the masks we wear. It is a space of pure beingness, where we can rest in the arms of the divine and remember our inherent wholeness.

Yet, the path to stillness is not always easy. In a world that glorifies busyness and productivity, we may find it challenging to carve out moments of quiet contemplation amidst the noise and chaos. Our minds may resist the silence, filling it with endless thoughts and distractions, fearing the unknown depths that lie within.

But it is precisely in these moments of resistance that the invitation to be still becomes most potent. For it is in the silence that we confront our deepest fears and insecurities, our doubts and uncertainties. It is here that we learn to surrender to the flow of life, trusting in the wisdom of the universe to guide us on our path.

The practice of stillness is not about escaping from the world or denying its challenges; rather, it is about finding inner peace and clarity amidst the chaos. It is about cultivating a sense of presence and mindfulness in every moment, allowing us to respond to life with grace and equanimity.

In the stillness, we awaken to the beauty and wonder of existence, to the sacredness of each breath and heartbeat. We begin to see the interconnectedness of all things, recognizing that we are not separate from the world around us, but intimately woven into the fabric of creation.

The wisdom of “Be still and know” is echoed in the teachings of ancient sages and mystics from traditions around the world. It is a universal truth that transcends religious and cultural boundaries, reminding us of our shared humanity and our innate connection to the divine.

As we embrace the practice of stillness in our own lives, may we remember that it is not a destination to be reached, but a journey to be embraced moment by moment. May we find solace in the silence, strength in the stillness, and wisdom in the knowingness that arises from deep within. And may we carry this inner peace and presence with us wherever we go, shining our light brightly in a world that yearns for the gentle reminder to “Be still and know.”



Girish Borkar

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