Silence is a funny thing. It has the power to restore the body and the mind, giving our brains a much needed break from the noisy world, but were so resistant to seek it out. So, for a whole week, I turned off the car radio, shut off the music in my life, and got comfortable with silence.
The think about silence, is that in this modern age, we're not so comfortable with it. No one is used to silence. The streets are noisy. We always have headphones in. Our cars blast music, audiobooks, and podcasts. Even our yoga classes often come with a pan flute soundtrack. So, when silence confronts us on a country night star gazing, or the day the radio gives out, we gravitate towards fear. Fear of what sounds will come next, and fear of what might materialize in ours heads through the silence. But, what if, we just carved out a little time every day to relish the quiet?