Friday, January 25, 2013
Seeking Silence in a Noisy World
As I continue to explore my word of the year “Wait,” I find that I am seeking more quiet time. This coincides nicely with my recent transition to an empty nest. There are many ways to experience quiet time.
I might sit with a cup of tea and read.
I’m trying to step up my meditation practice. I’m finding that the noisiest place on the planet is right inside my head!
My martial arts practice, oddly, seems to be a time of inner quiet, even though my body is busy.
I am going to block out more time on my calendar to go to my cabin in the mountains, where I am unplugged from phone and computer and TV. In fact, I’m headed up there today for the weekend.
I might experiment with a time of being unplugged here at home during the week, perhaps Sunday mornings.
Do you have any sort of regular quiet time? I’d love to hear about it.
As I just mentioned, I’ll be away from the computer for a couple of days. Because I use comment moderation (to avoid spam), there will be a delay in seeing them. Your comments are valued and valuable, so please go ahead and leave your comments, and they will magically appear on Sunday as soon as I get back. I look forward to hearing about your experiences with silence.
related post: Silence is Golden; The M Word