Pounding waves against the shore. Wind in the palms. Tree frogs’ forest symphony. An owl hooting in the night, red shouldered hawks sharp cry in light.
When I turn off sounds of humanity, when I silence technology ‘s roar what do I hear. Pulsing life all around, a puppy’s sleepy breath, the whirl of life instead of death.
When I sit in silence I hear a splash and feel the ripple on the pond, I hear the buzz of hummingbirds and bees, the sound of soft butterfly’s wings, I hear the falling of the leaves, I hear the mist above the trees, I hear memory’s melodies.
When I sit in silence, I hear the song of Mother Earth, I feel Her vibrate in my soul, I hear the sounds of love and life.
When I sit in silence I hear my inner voice, I hear my highest self, I hear my true heart’s desire.
And I am heard.
When I silence the world around me for an hour or a day, I find stillness, I find peace, I find reality. What do you hear in the silence?