I haven't talked much lately.
I mean, I haven't really opened up my yap and spoke over the past few days.
Today, I did speak, as indicated on Periscope and YouTube. But before that, I used my brain and my thumbs to communicate to folks.
I have noticed that when given the chance, I would much rather be a silent brat than a vocally chatty one.
Maybe I should pick up again American Sign Language. I can converse more freely with my hands than my mouth. And I can conserve my spoons for when I need to use them.
So yeah, this past Saturday and Sunday I pretty much said nothing verbally. And I enjoyed it so much that I might do so more often. My body feels like it's a slow charging battery when I conserve the need to converse.
I like using my body to "talk", if you will. Body language is more truthful and concise than verbal language is anyways.
Sounds become more comforting when I don't have to open up my jaw and make noises with my windpipe. I can relax (gasp!) when I hear someone else talk, I can just listen. I may have discovered what helps me unwind.
My other senses are affected, too. My vision is a bit sharper. I can feel different sensations within the body. I can smell, touch, and taste things with more mindfulness when I'm a quiet brat.
Heh, now it makes sense why people have told me over the years to "shut the hell up."