Silence is golden – they say. I would like to disagree.
Opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference. Silence is indifference.
Silence creates a void. Silence hurts. Silence creates a distance no bridges can cover. Silence can break hearts beyond repair. Silence from our loved ones can wage cold wars which can be so difficult to reconcile. I feel it is always better to communicate rather than being silent about how we feel.
I do understand the other perspective of silence. When without saying you can say it all. And at times words are not needed at all when love and connection is so deep.
What do you say ? How to deal with people who hurt you with their silence & ignorance ? Should you confront them or leave them to enjoy their golden silence ? What if their underlying cause of silence is deep rooted and you understand that they aren’t expressive and you forgive them for that; but still their silence stings ? Do you forgive & forget or do you cut off with them ?
Do you give them a taste of their own medicine or continue with your kindness and understanding ? Can patience & kindness have it’s limits ? Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂 #contemplatinglife
Thank you to my blogging friends Colin and Ray for the amazing words of wisdom. I have decided to stretch my limits of patience, love and kindness. After all, we ought to treat everyone the way we wish to be treated 🙂