Sitting in silence can feel really uncomfortable particularly when you distract yourself from personal issues with bustle and noise.
We can get pretty good at keeping problems under the surface by drowning them out.
Sitting in silence shines a light on our fears, worries and troublesome thoughts which can feel unnerving.
Of course without addressing these issues they manifest as mental health problems, addictions, obsessions, unhealthy patterns and habits.
Begin by spending just 5 minutes a day alone in silent contemplation. If sitting still is too difficult simply wander around your home or garden. Allowing your thoughts to surface whilst acknowledging where you may need help and support.