I live alone . I have been a frequent visitor into the world of meditation and quiet reflection for the past 35 years. In 2014 I stopped watching television and just recently began adding a few minutes of selective entertainment back into my weekly routine. Even living alone I am surrounded by noises of my environment.
I have friends and relatives who have a need to talk-talk-talk for whatever their motive and reason . Go to any restaurant in any town and observe the high number of dining partners on cell phones and/or electronic devices instead of communicating with each other. Watch in parking lots, streets, and businesses and you will see people glued to their devices, oblivious to vehicles and others around them.
Sadly, as a culture and a society, both adult and children’s experiences in our world today are so entrenched with stress, emotional dysfunction, electronic toys, and media bombardment that so many have become alienated and disconnected from the wilderness and nature that surrounds the very existence of each of us.
Mother Nature is the cure we each need! Leaving the walls of our homes and offices , as we step into the seclusion of a forest, a beach, a mountain, or any body of water we almost immediately know on a soul level we have entered into a miraculous realm of a healing sanctuary.
Communing in silence with the land will bring about a peaceful comfort that washes away the disconnect we have created. Silence in nature has always been waiting for each of us to re-connect, healing us mentally, emotionally, and spiritually!
When I travel and when I am at home, I have designed my life to walk, to wander, and to embrace with all my senses the simplicity of being outside with the oldest Friend and Silence of each footstep as it touches the Sacred Earth. Each and every time I grant myself the pleasure and opportunity of smelling, viewing, and touching the silence that Mother Nature so freely and unconditionally offers , I always question why I waited so long!
During my current journey visiting the Southwest I have become my own physician by prescribing 3-4 days weekly of Mother Nature visitations. Ahhhh breathing in the Silence of the land is the best medicine!
Why are you waiting ? Get out of that home or office and let it all go!!!
4 thoughts on “Going Into Silence”
Lovely message, Jennye! I’m seeing snow flurries out my window and 32 degrees on my thermometer, yet will get out for a walk today! Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks, Janet! You always are an inspiration for me!
Hey Jennye, I did it! Walked well over an hour at the Arboretum this afternoon, thanking you every step of the way. Enjoyed the brisk cold, clear skies and some snow flurries. Enlivening!