Just think about it! (27)



‘What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare’    William H Davies

‘And listen,’ we might add.

For some, the period of ‘lockdow’ has created changes to the pace and conditions of everyday life – the temporary removal of the hustle and bustle, the frantic activity and accompanying noise.

It seems an opportune time to examine our quiet moments a little more closely. For example:

  • Close your eyes for one minute; become aware of, and note mentally, each and every sound that breaks your silence. Notice its character and quality of the sound – was it harsh or gentle, loud or soft, natural or mechanical, near or far off etc.

  • Once more, close your eyes for one minute; become aware of the thoughts, ideas, distractions, feelings etc., that occur during that time.silence empty time?


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5 responses to “Just think about it! (27)

  1. I agree with. The lockdown we have experience isn’t all bad. Yes, there are plenty of negative consequences, but maybe it’s given us a chance to rethink they way we live our lives.

  2. Yes! You caught me at a happily quiet time…for a few moments, no sound, then the call of a bird and the distant, deep rumble of a plane. And blissfully, not too many thoughts at this moment, but that will change! It’s a very good exercise. Thanks, Louis. 🙂

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