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Embrace the Silence

on April 11, 2014

Silence

How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.

— Virginia Woolf, “The Waves”

Within the hustle and bustle of daily life, we cherish the quiet moments. We embrace the silence. We seek places of solitude to ponder the events that govern our very being. We long for the silent moments in life…moments during which time we can turn off, unplug, power down and need not pay attention to social media nor other noise confusing our minds. We long to…

Embrace the Silence

Open a door or window.
Turn an ear toward the sky.
Take a deep breath.
Look a bird right in the eye.

Sit in rare silence.
Hold a loved one’s hand.
Stare at one another.
Simply understand.

Speak not above a whisper.
Sing a silent song of heart.
Think absolutely nothing.
Tell mental noise to depart.

Go for a walk.
Leave the phone at home.
Be watchful, listen.
Enjoy time alone.

Step softly, gently.
Read the faces of nature.
Stand in the pouring rain.
Smile with quiet pleasure.

Pick a few flowers.
Stretch out upon green, green grass.
Stare up at the clouds.
Embrace the silence, first class!

catniplogosm1©2014 catnipoflife
Sharla Lee Shults

What do you do to embrace the silence?

 

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3 responses to “Embrace the Silence

  1. Micki Peluso says:

    I need quiet and solitude too, but on the past year I’ve had more than my sheare–even to keep me going for another year. Now to heal and get back to myself, I need companionship with others. Otherwise i just depress myself.

  2. Raani York says:

    I remember being at the Zoo not too long ago – and it was everything else than silent. I love the song by the way. Thanks for sharing. I haven’t heard it for years. 🙂

  3. quirkybooks says:

    I ironically create some noise. I have to say that I am not a big fan of silence. Occasionally I need it to focus deep on editing the writing of my Break through the barriers of redundancy book but other than that, I need noise to re-energise me. I have been listening to dance music for over four hours now.

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