Sweet Silence

Sweet silence. I’ve always felt an affinity for it.

On weekend nights during my last year in high school, along with cruising around town looking for fun, my best friend and I would make time to stop in at a Catholic church. We both knew that the doors would be open and that no one would be there to bother us.

As we stepped inside we were greeted by the sound of silence. The air was thick with it. We went there to light votive candles at the front of the church and we came away cleansed by the silence.

I still thrive on silence. I write in silence. I drive long distance, often in silence. I sit in silence and I walk in silence.

Silence soothes me when I’m tired or confused. It inspires me when I’m in the midst of a creative project. It calms me when my emotions flare.

How much time do you spend in silence?

I encourage you to take some time every day to step away from the noise of your life: the music, the news, the television or computer.

Seek out silence.

Find refuge in a quiet room or take a walk in the woods. When you enter nature in silence, you can hear it speak to you in the song of the birds, the gurgle of the stream, the dripping of the rain and the whoosh of the wind.

As I write this post, I am surrounded by the sound of silence. My thoughts are easily distilled because I am without distraction.

Silence is always there for you. Enjoy its company.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.

    You will also receive a complimentary subscription to my ezine Creating Space with practical tips and inspirational perspectives. I respect your privacy and will never ever share your contact information.