"I don't wanna be the girl that has to fill the silence. The quiet scares me 'cause it screams the truth." ~Sober, by P!nk.
I'm out, running the trails, for hours at a time. Sometimes in total silence.
I'm often asked how I can do that. To that I say, "You gotta be okay with silence sometimes."
P!nk's lyrics capture it perfectly with the words, "Silence screams the truth."
I'm guilty of filling my dead air time with TV, movies, music, reading…anything to keep my mind off things.
But really, we need to be okay with silence, be okay with ourselves. Otherwise the "junk" we're not addressing will eventually come out and bite us in the backside.
Stay strong, my friends.