Monday, October 20, 2008

The Sound of Silence

I did something unusual today...I sat and did nothing for 15 minutes.
I'm sure you're thinking, "That's nothing special!", but if I sit in my house I'm usually occupying my hands, mind or both while I'm doing it. I've fallen into this trap of popping in the earphones and listening to my Ipod if I'm doing something or reading or watching TV while doing something.

But I really rarely sit and let my mind not be cluttered.

What a shame it is really, with our lives being much easier than any time before us...we say we're busy because we fill it with stuff!

I'm resolving to do this "nothing" more...maybe I'll hear Him the way I used to.


Pennies In My Pocket said...

Ohhhhh I love a moment of silence. It's like heaven!! I should partake in this right now since the baby is sleeping...


Nicole Feliciano said...

Yoga is when I have this time. Try to block out the universe for at least 30 minutes--it's a challenge. Glad you found a moment of peace.

Vered - MomGrind said...

You just inspired me to do the same today. THANK YOU.

Meaghan said...

My professor, friend and cancer sister just died this honor of that I had a couple days of silence on my blog and in my life! Its so important. And I agree with Nicole..Yoga is great for that!

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Kathie said...

I love silence and always have. I don't have an ipod or a cell phone. It is so nice to just be still and let silence speak to you. The sound of the birds, the wind in the trees, the far off boom of thunder, the splattering of rain. With all our technology today, too many people are missing the things that are most important. God speaks to us in a still, small voice, and if we are not quiet, we don't hear Him.
Blessings from Costa Rica