After a wonderful and busy Christmas time, I’m not ashamed to say that I am enjoying some quiet time. Nowhere that I have to go, no presents to wrap, no food to prepare since we have lots of leftovers, just some stillness in our home. Time to read and write.
Is there really a time when we have silence? As I sit writing, I hear the clicking of our dogs toenails against the wood floors, then the sound of him lapping up his water (it sounds as if he is inhaling a whole lake.) The ticking of the clock as it marches forward through time, and the fire crackling and popping in the wood stove.
Are these the sounds of silence, or is the continuous chatter within our heads the sounds that cannot be escaped from. Images, thoughts, songs, memories, worries, plans, regrets, dreams, and hopes dashing through ones brain, like the processor of a computer, storing, filing, deleting items.
If, like me , you are someone who meditates, you know that it can be difficult to learn how to stop the frantic process that is our mind in order to find some deeper peace for yourself. It takes practice and determination…but oh the rewards are so sweet! Real peace and quiet, relaxation and enjoyment are right there and the benefits are remarkable. Give it a try, you’ll love the experience.
So when you are enjoying some quiet time, really listen to you heart and soul, it has a lot to say.
Today in ROCK history: 1965 – The Sounds of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel) was a hit.