Quoting the model for inspiration: “Quiet people have the loudest minds” – Stephen Hawking.
He was right. He is right. The silent soul has most powerful voice, it just goes unheard to most. Not only loud; but beautiful in so many ways. The person sitting right next to you could be a talented artist: could use words in such a way to mold your heart into putty; could sing a song so beautiful the whole world would stop to listen; could paint a painting so magnificent it would make the Mona Lisa cast a smile.. But you would never know. There are millions of us with untold wonders that remain dormant because of our fear of noise. We will avoid you in the street, we will debate whether to leave the house at all, you could even know us for years and years without us ever telling you how we truly feel.
If you have stumbled upon this post, i’m probably talking about you. You don’t want to be who you are because you’re scared as to how people will react. I get it, I do the same, I will never criticize anyone who does so because it is not our own fault. It is our introvert nature, our anxiety and degrading mental health which stops our voices from blessing the world around us. If this is you, you can comfortably read this knowing that you are no freak, you are perfectly normal. We may be a minority among the world but not by much, and I can promise you that out of all the people you know: there are more suffering than you think.
Find your song, find your passion, find the one thing that can make you release your emotions come pouring out like water from a tap. Do it publicly? Maybe, if you feel comfortable enough. Do it anonymously? Highly advisable, it allows us to be who we are to millions on the internet and get their honest reaction to your work, without you being scared of people casting judgment on you. If not the latter or former, do it for us. Do it for the folk who are just like you. The other silent voices want to hear yours, loud and clear, and maybe it can bring us all together. Write a poem; write a song; write a short story; tell your own story – do whatever makes your heart tick, and share it with us, your community.
A million silent voices can scream louder than any storm, so lets make ourselves heard. Contact me, tell me your story, let me share it with the world.