Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Listening to the Sound of Silence

Every morning I take Logan for a walk.  This requires me to load up on electronic devices before we can walk out the door.  I have my pedometer (why I need to know how many aerobic steps I have taken is beyond me!), my phone, and my iPod shuffle.  Now usually I love listening to music as I walk, it helps me to keep a brisk pace and highlights my outrageous dance moves to the neighborhood. But today I decided to forgo the iPod and the sound of silence was amazing.  Ok it really wasn't silent...I heard the geese honking as they fly south for the winter, I heard the leaves crunching under our feet as we walked, I heard many amazing things that normally are drowned out by The Supremes

Baby love, my baby love.....
Inspired by my super sonic hearing ability, I decided to spend the rest of the day in silence.  We are constantly bombarded by sound that we have forgotten how to be in the Silence of it all.  So today I pass on to you the gift of Silence.  Enjoy a meal in silent companionship, read a book in the comfort of stillness, and take the time to listen to your own heart with out distraction.
Jessica


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