Every human’s psychic wound is like an Inflamed “Raw Nerve”. Every physical wound is like a sensitive plant. Both resent brutality but respond to Quiet, Gentle Treatment/Management–giving a good return on the expended time, energy, and effort. Ancient African Sages said each “human-to-be” came into her/his primal (first in time) Beinghood state in the absolutely quiet, inactive Subjective Realm of the Cosmos. So, Quietness/Gentleness are shared feature by all Cosmic Organism Creatures. Following Earthly birth, such Quietness is likened to a cradle babe; to falling snowflakes; to the break of dawn; to a moonbeam. True Quietness/Gentleness are part of the Spiritual Elements flow of Unconditional Love, Truth, Reality, and the Natural—whether one is alone or in a “ME/WE” setting. These are the Static Background for Good Manners coming from the Love Platter—i.e. the instinct to Love; to spread Love; to be Loved; and to be Lovable. Hence, nowhere can Earthly Humans find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in their own Souls. This produces healing for all ones ailments; resolves all self-mistrust; and emanates gentle deeds. Such is because a Soul’s “First Wisdom” is always about Quietness/Gentlenss—as indicated by the Good, the Wise, and real deep Thinkers who lead calm, peaceful lives. To have a mind of Quietness/Gentlenss is to be in charge/control of it which, in turn, enhances ones Spirit (ones Highest Self). Together, inside ones Conscience, they naturally fashion stillness, devoid of competition, and whose calm/quiet displays as a continuity (unity of diversity) with Serious Business. These necessarily mean one operates out of ones own Soul Sunshine, itself reflecting the Image of the Cosmic Force (God)–sure contributors to the essence of Happiness.
Calm Quiet is not to be confused with those leading lives of quiet desperation. Since they have no ability to have quiet minds, they are ‘noisy’ in daily living activities. Hence, Quietness/Gentleness settings are not mere absence of noise—but as withdrawals from speaking, thinking, and desires. To have instantly available access to ones own inner sancturary where resides ones Soul Sunshine/Cosmic Force Intelligence requires Calm, Quiet, and Peace from virtuous Self-Discipline. Experience with this will show ones Personal Powers stem from having a firm Selfhood Static Background Philosophy driving a strong Dynamic Foreground of daily performance activities. Both can overcome ones difficulties with confidence, gentleness, and quietness–what violence fails to accomplish. For this to happen requires: (1) Take Charge of self–responsibility for ones own Mind, Private Self, Public Self, and Destiny; (2) Take Control of directing ones own destiny, lifestyle, providing and maintaining the "5Ss" of Private Self Security, Safety, Sureness, (Personal Power) Strength, and Stability. The tools for (1) and (2) are: (3) Self-Discipline–an ability to focus ones mind and sustain ones attention on that single Thing until the task is complete; and (4) "Self-Control"–a tool to keep oneself mentally free, calm, and balanced by avoiding extraneous activities and attractive distractions. Recall being already familiar with how this works by ones childhood Stubborness, being angry and wanting revenge. Ones total attention is still given when in great pain. Step I to mental freedom is to enter a Trance. It occurs naturally when one concentrates on an imagined scene or thinks deeply—i.e. when one is so engrossed as to lose contact with external events—so focused as to fail to hear, see, or feel what is going on. Step II: Fundamental to any skill in life is Focused Attention. It is sustained by mind training on focused attention for prolonged periods.
By contrast, Fundamental to blocking Self-Discipline is multi-tasking or an addiction to electronic gadgets or Social Media. Step III: go alone into a serene area of Nature and do Focused Attention on some aspect of it. That starts an Awareness of it–which flows into Interest. Step IV: Sustained interest intensifies into Attention and that focused Attention flows into Concentration—then into Contemplation. At that point, one enters the art of “knowing” a Thing by becoming one with it as a Non-Self. That “Oneness” removes boundaries between ones mind and the Thing–thereby providing insight for “Seeing” invisible Essences others cannot. Now, one has eased into "the Zone" of Reality so that everything happening inside/outside ones Selfhood is experienced as a flowing harmony of which one is a vital part. Thereafter, focusing gets easier and one can now enter ones in-most Soul Sunshine light and Quietness of Reality at will.jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills; Theievoice.com