How I Use the Silence Marking


I find when I am in a quiet space, whether it be a silent room or a field at night, that stillness can bring noise inside – thoughts run rampant. As a schizophrenic person, this becomes the height of my paranoia and delusions. It brings disturbance to a place that is supposed to be peaceful.

By focusing on the silence marking, I create silence inside that drowns out the disturbance. I turn the light of the moon and stars to to cymbals of peace, I turn the vibration of the blankets touching me into an embrace of quiet.

In this way, I turn my other senses into noise, and from Silence comes a beautiful symphony of sensations. It may be ‘noisy’ to the senses, but it certainly creates a silence in my mind.


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