September 21, 2011

The Sounds of Silence...

Today after a long day I sat in silence as I make a point to do everyday at some point...to listen to my thoughts, to listen to my intuition. We live in times where we are constantly on overload. Think about it, when was the last time you just sat for a few minutes disconnected from the entire world but totally connected to yourself ?  I recently read an interesting story about researchers who set up temporary microphones in Crater Lake National Park in Oregon to record the sounds of nature over a two year period. Sadly although you can hear the sounds of falling trees and coyotes howling, in even the most remote parts of the park the majority of the sounds are man-made. They have concluded that there is virtually no place left in America that is untouched by human noise. Instead of capturing the sound of the butterfly wings flapping or deer running across the snow, it is airplanes and human voices that are captured more often than not. And just as it seems that climate change is out of our hands, it also seems that the loss of the beauty in the silence of nature might also be out of our hands. Despite this, I think that if perhaps we all stopped for just a few minutes and sought some sort of personal quiet time no matter how long or short for that matter it is each day, perhaps we might be able to take hold of our own personal silence and harness our own thoughts that often go unheard. Take a few minutes today, turn off the computer, the radio, the t.v. and the distractions. Get quiet, listen to yourself, to nature...

                       

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