Are you tired of the noise?
Not just the noise that surrounds us at work or out in the world… the machines, the sounds of construction… the airplanes, the sirens, the cars and the trucks… the clangs and the crashes and the horns…
Not just the noise that surrounds us in our homes… the hum of appliances and the clicks, the beeps and the whirs as they go through their cycles… the constant “noise” of video games and television and radio.
And don’t forget the music. There is always the music.
Not the music we choose to listen to… but the music that is force fed to us in stores as we shop, the music we have to listen to on the telephone as we wait on hold, and the music that is played non-stop in almost every public place. There is no getting away from that music.
I wonder when it became the norm that every second has to be filled with some form of sound. What happened to quiet time… time to relax, to think, to pray, to reflect and to “be”?
Have we forgotten there is value in stillness… and silence?