On the other side of all the noise the exists in our
lives is silence. And as George Eliot says, on the
other side of that silence there is another world of
sound. A cherished but not often visited land of
nature and spiritual wonder. So tied are we to the
concrete jungle and all the sounds of our hi-tech-
machine driven world that we may not even stop
to ponder this parallel place.
When you listen, what do you hear? Are you
listening to the sound of the concrete jungle or
to the absence of sound, loud though it is,
roaring in nature and in your spirit?
What do you hear in those sounds? The sounds
that many would say are merely the absence of
concrete jungle sounds. What do you hear?
Can you sit there in the quiet, when you can
find it, feeling and experiencing your essence?
Do you know your essence? Are you a free
enough thinker to go there? Dare to be different.
Try it. Risk. Reach out to reach in to your self.
Honour your self. Let no one else define you
for you. Seek the wisdom of the winds. Wander
through the wonder that is your inner world.
Sit there .... ah the quiet! Just soak it up. Let
it define you. Let everything else go. Be in the
moment. Hear the grass growing?
There is nothing as soul-energizing as peace and
quiet, with perhaps, the wind whistling at your windows,
or distant sounds of a train or the hum-drum drone of
distant traffic, even.
We can achieve quiet even in the midst of all the
noise that exists in our concrete jungle world. Quiet,
now, is more a state of being, than it is the absence
Be open to the roar that exists on the other side of
silence. Experience the spiritual song of your soul.
Sit with yourself. Be with yourself. Let the dance of
all that sits in juxtaposed-parallel splendor soothe
Outer world, inner world. World of wondrous
nature and world of concrete jungle. All beckon you
simultaneously. The choice as to which way
you turn is always yours.
Dare to risk opting for something new. Dare to
go within. Focusing always outwardly is living without.
Living without so much of the splendor and satiating
wonder that exists within each of us.
The roar of silence summons you. Can you feel
that pull? That pull to know more of life than just
Step out from behind the noise of life. Step
into the solace of cerebral and spiritual solitude.
Reach into your self to reach back out to the
world, calmer, more secure, validated, confident