Monday, January 19, 2009

the sound of silence

this weekend i found myself paying attention to and embracing the sound of silence. i have noticed that every where i go there is some sort of sound being shoved in my ears: music, tv, mindless chatter. even when the radio and tv are off i find that i am still humming a song i just heard or thinking about what i just saw on the tube. the past few days i have tried to just turn everything off. no music on the morning commute. no tv during breakfast. no movie before bed. how refreshing silence can be. it is amazing what we hear when we can sit and listen in silence.

3 comments:

WhiteEyebrows said...

Usually, in that silence, we hear God speaking.

WhiteEyebrows said...

Oh, and that's not just poetry... that's for reals...

M said...

I so believe in this. It can bring such perspective, motivation, and calmness. They say that people who take the time to meditate are happier and healthier.