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Thursday, 2 October 2008

Sound of Silence

Everyday, everywhere, we are blasted with man made sound - traffic, construction, cell phones, TV, airplane, .... We constantly immerse ourselves in these noises while busy with works.

Our mind and soul need recharging. We need a quiet and peaceful place to cleanse ourselves. But complete silence will drive you insane.

We do not need a complete absence of sound, but to be in a place that sound the way the world did before cell phones and cars were invented. Around us remain places where the constant din of civilization simply drops away.

You don't need to go far in the middle of nowhere. Your nearest natural parks are ideal. Once you walk over the border it's like having the world to yourself. All noises are quickly absorbed by forest. Peace and quiet lie behind every trees you pass by. Only birds and cicadas whisper softly into your ears like the last words of a bedtime tale.

Sometime, even noise can be quiet in its own way. Forest streams and waterfalls may be loud with curtains of water. But it is the sound that is profoundly exhilarating.

Immerse in spray of nature's pure power.

As the man made cacophony subsides, we find ourselves in nature, attending to the gentle vocalizations of the numinous. We clear the channels and dial in to the broadcasts of our soul.
Who knows what you might think when you are somewhere quiet enough to think?
Who knows what you might actually hear?