Nollywood actress and producer, Toyin Abraham taken to social media to throw light on the power of silence and how significant in influencing the outcome of things in person’s life.
Toyin Abraham revealed that most of the times she does not react to things not because she is unaware of them but it is because she believes it is better left to let sleeping dogs lie.
The mother of one advised her fans not to allow people determine and influence them to respond else they are giving them the power to control them.
Sharing a photo of her, she wrote;
A lot of times, we don’t talk about how powerful and wholesome silence can be and I think that’s because the society has made us believe that having the last word is a kind of winning.
See, most times, I do not respond to a lot of things not because I do not see them, but because I believe they are better ignored than engaged. Honestly, my darlings, it is not everything that screams at us that deserves our responses. Knowing when to ignore a thing is also as important as knowing when to speak up. Don’t give people the power to bait you into expected reaction. Do not give them power to control your reaction. That right is yours, protect it.
Be intentional about choosing what it is that you make your business and give your energy to! Learn to ignore, especially when you are most tempted to respond. As Yorùbás would say, “àìní àmójúkúrò, ló ń jẹ́ kí ẹrù u wèrè é pọ̀.