can u keep quiet for a whole day?

@Manoj_s (939)
India
May 23, 2007 10:56am CST
Can u keep quiet for one whole day .spiritual people says that holding your tounge means u r increasing your will power? what u say...can u
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• United States
23 May 07
Yes, I've done it before, on Ghost Day where you remain silent for the entire day to honor HIV/AIDS victims. I forgot what day it is exactly; sometime in June, I think.
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@Manoj_s (939)
• India
23 May 07
i think i really appreciate u and i am seriously thinking about keeping silent for sometime if my family doesnt think me mad.
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@vokey9472 (1489)
• United States
23 May 07
I have done it before. It is easier for me if I am mad at someone though. :) I got mad at a co-worker one time (he was also a friend) and I told him that I never wanted to talk to him again. I didn't say one word to him for 9 months. I wouldn't even take his calls at work. I would see his name on the caller id and I would let the call rollover. He would sit next to me in meetings and try to make small talk and I would just ignore him. He would come up to me at lunch and I would look right at him and not say a word. After 9 months of this, he broke down and begged me to talk to him. To just tell him off, curse him out, anything, just talk to him. I did. It has been 10 years since then and we are still friends. But not talking is easy. Especially if you are alone or in a place where you know people will not bother you.
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@Manoj_s (939)
• India
23 May 07
itis really nice that u finally has solved problem with u r friend and it is not easy to even ignore somebody when he sits next to u and for a nine month makes tougher also. yes when u try to keep quiet the mind will not allow us easily it will make more agitations inside t o speak.
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@rakhii (1302)
• India
24 May 07
Though I am very talkative, I can stay quiet all day. Coz I have strong will power and I can stay being quiet whole day.
@Manoj_s (939)
• India
24 May 07
Rakhi,it is easy to said than done .you may do it staying in your room with out coming outside .go among u r friends or sit with u r family members then try.
@rakhii (1302)
• India
24 May 07
Its not that Manoj.....I can do dat........I can stay without having anythin the whole day.......y cant I stay without saying anything.......if you have the will.....u can do it......i have confidence that I can do that.....believe me!!!
@Madona1 (2097)
• Gibraltar
23 May 07
I think I can keep quiet for one or two whole days. The point is I never know it will increase my will power. I am very pleased to learn this from you. In future, I will try to keep quiet as much as possible. LOL
@Manoj_s (939)
• India
24 May 07
ha.ha. it is easier said than done ,try u r mind will yell to someone after 5 or 6 hrs ,it will start agitation
@Madona1 (2097)
• Gibraltar
24 May 07
True, it is easy said than done. But now by knowing it will increase my will power, I will try harder to keep my mouth shut. As my work is with computer. If during weekends, I am on duty on my own. I will only do my typing and replying without saying any words. If neccessary, I will zip my lip with the sello tape (sticky tape)! Hehehe...
@shinjiao (1464)
• China
24 May 07
Hi,Manoj_s! I can keep quiet for whole day because I had slept for the whole day.Woa,on that day I was absolutely silent.
@Manoj_s (939)
• India
24 May 07
Really nice shinjiao on that day the whole people around u might be in peace.
@skbadhan (881)
• India
24 May 07
Sorry to say NO I think its highly impossible for me to keep quite as i am of talkative nature. my friends, family members sometimes find me talking with self . i have a habit of self talking i put a question to me and then answer the same myself. i have improved my spocken english very much by this menthod. It can only possible if someone put tape on my mouth so that i can't utter words but still them I may be talking with self seilently in my mind.
@Manoj_s (939)
• India
24 May 07
Thanks for your respose ,that Is exactly what I am saying ,for those persons whom talk a lot cannot keep queit for long and if one will try surely it is going to increase his wil power ,goes he is controlling his mind ,infact it is a spiritual practice to keep queit or mouna vratha .all the spiritual people like Gandhi used to take mouna vratha.i think god has something to do with silence .i read some where that budha and those person who are enlightened went it that stage of silence.
@LouisJ (490)
• Turkey
23 May 07
I often do not speak for a couple of days as I study and spend a lot of time on the internet and do not like to chit chat anyway. If it increases my willpower I can't say I have noticed such an increase at all:)
@Manoj_s (939)
• India
24 May 07
Thanks for u r comment .I mean if u are a frequently talking person try to keep quiet will surely is going to increase u r will power .if u r internet means u dont have any body to talk.try not to tald when u are among u r friends for in family.will power increases if u delibrately restrain u r mind from doing the activities u like not activities it is like controliing the senses.try to eat something which u dont like though it is healthy,or if u have any bad habbits try not to do it this will increase u r will power