Enjoy the Sound of Silence

Enjoy the Sound of Silence

It wasn’t until a morning walk last week that I realized how much of my life is filled with noise. For a few seconds, the sounds that normally accompany me on this walk:  leaf blowers, cars starting up and moving, people talking, garbage trucks backing up — were all absent. All that was left was the sound of waves on the beach, birds waking up, and the wind breezing through the palm trees.

It was so unusual that it kind of stopped me in my tracks. And, it was so WONDERFUL that I lapped it up like a kitten with her first dish of milk. Bonus: the noisy thoughts that are normally beside me in my walks were gone, too, leaving me with a lovely peaceful feeling.

Of course, the sound of silence was short-lived, leaving me thinking that I might need to be able to recreate this personal respite any time that I want to. So, I looked around on You Tube and found this video. It is simple, just full of the sounds of rushing water and bird calls.

Feeling like you need a little time out from the layers of sound that fill YOUR life? Click on this video, make it full screen, and bliss out to the sound of silence.