26 Jan Why Silence | Jan 2018
Silence and You
It’s the sound of this bird flying overhead.
Effortless. Majestic. Peaceful.
It’s also the sound of flowers blooming, forests growing, and Nature living.
We need silence.
Because it stops time.
In silence there is no past, no future, and no time. There’s just you and your breath in the moment of now.
And because it adds space.
Thus it separates our actions and thereby defines them, just as it adds character to the notes in music.
We use silence.
First, it becomes a retreat from chaos, complexity, and noise.
So it provides a time to rest, to heal, to soothe, to comfort, and to focus.
And then it opens our minds to dream, to plan, and to wonder. Through this, it lets us become our best at being human.
And in turn, we live richer, more purposeful lives.
We are then challenged to arrange for, seek out, and even schedule times when we can be silent.
Because this truly matters.
We find silence.
Everywhere we care to pause.
So it can be brief, such as when we take a deep, slow breath. You can, for example, detach from whatever is around you by closing your eyes and going inward.
Or it can be longer, such as when we go outside.
In that case, really go outside.
Leave the noisy gadgets behind. And let Nature embrace you. Feel the earth under your feet. Be amazed by connecting with Nature.
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Did You Know?
One of the best ways to protect our precious natural resources is to buy them. The American Bird Conservancy excels at doing this.
Visit their web site to learn more about how they work: American Bird Conservancy
Here’s their outstanding book about bird conservation: Bird Conservation