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Monday, January 5, 2015

IDLE SILENCE


Inspiration On A Monday:

Yesterday as I was racing around trying to catch up I realized that I needed to slow down. Just like my body, my mind was racing around too, and I knew that I needed to slow it down also.

I am a person who needs silence. I need to quiet my mind in order to think and plan.


I love being surrounded by nature. It is where I am able to most profoundly quiet my mind. But if the weather is too cold for me to sit quietly outside, then curling up in my chair with a cup of tea while I tune out the noise around me also works wonders for me.

So today while I continue to do my catching up, I will remember to put down the technology, slow down, and enjoy some quiet time. I hope you will too.


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10 comments:

  1. I managed some quiet time yesterday and felt so much calmer. Today it's I take Mom to get some tests done so not so much rest.

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    1. That quiet time is so important, Linda. Hope your mom's tests turn out okay. I'll be thinking of you.

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  2. Silence is golden to me, Laura. I realized this more after Steve's death, the TV and radio were off, only the thoughts in my head and the birds outside to listen to. I've found so many books on silence in this 16 months, supporting my need for quiet reflection. The sun is attempting to show itself here in Southern Indiana this morning after several days of clouds and rain. But the cold has come in with a vengeance! Stay warm and quiet! Hedy

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    1. Sounds like you have really been able to find inspiration and solace in your quiet times, Hedy. We have the same weather as you do here in Kentucky. It has turned very cold, but I am so happy that there is no snow in the forecast. :)

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  3. I am right there with you. I love my walks, even in wintertime. I consider it therapy!

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    1. I miss my walks in the winter. I wish I could still tolerate the cold. Walks are a form of therapy.

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  4. I like Hedy seem to have found healing and strength in silence. It always seemed that I had to be reading, watching TV or listening to music, most of the time at least two at a time. Now I do not turn on the TV until 6 PM for the news and I can't remember the last time I turned on music. I still multi task but maybe I can work on that this year. Keep warm my friend, Debbie

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    1. Silence can be very healing and inspirational. I never watch the news on tv. I find it too negative. I do like to listen to soft music, though.

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  5. Are you an introvert like I am? I crave my quiet time and find the TV quite distracting and really don't watch it all that much. Music, if it's quietly played, can be soothing or if I need a lift, I might play something upbeat. My favorite sounds are from nature and birds. It's too cold right now to be outside here. I'm already longing for spring!
    Have a nice week!

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    1. We sound very much alike, Cheryl. Although I am not as much of an introvert as I used to be I do crave my quiet times and times of solitude. I am very much looking forward to spring too.

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