Sometimes I long for silence; sometimes I wish for more noise and activity. I guess it’s good to have a balance of quietness and sound.
What is Silence?
Does it mean there is absolutely no sound? Is it even possible to have complete silence?
I sit here quietly in my living room, but it is not silent. I hear the faint sound of my computer. On the wall the clock is ticking quite loudly. Outside I can tell the wind is blowing, because the chimes are singing. I hear movement from the people upstairs.
When I sit out on my porch there is a different kind of silence. There is a peacefulness when I look out and see the woods. The trees don’t speak with a voice, but they are not silent.
All creation speaks of the wonders of God without saying a word.
Yesterday I walked around the SC Botanical Gardens with one of my daughters and her two children. They were excited, because they wanted to show me all their favorite places. Yet, they were even silent part of the time. They love to be out in nature.
When we began our walk I felt relaxed as I gazed at the sky, the changing leaves and the beauty of the flowers.
Getting outdoors away from the routine of everyday chores and noise brings a respite to my soul. While it is not completely silent, the beauty is awe-inspiring.
May we all find some silence today and listen closely.
In the silence, wait
Trees will speak without a voice
Volumes of beauty
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