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Healing Through Silence

Saturday, September 26, 2020

We live in a world of noise, some of it pleasant like birdsong and water lapping along a shoreline or some beautiful music but especially now we are bombarded by loud overpowering messages or constant reminders to follow COVID protocols. The intrusive noise is harmful and causes us stress, loss of sleep and can lead to illness. This is an interesting blog I found on Sidebar today, enjoy.

There is good in our world as well despite the chaos around us; today our provincial premier has taken on a pie challenge to raise funds for a community cause. He's a good sport, has kept us all together over the past year and I'm sure more than $600 will be raised.
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  • MARTHA324
    With all the noise around us, having some peace and quiet is so important. Sometimes it seems like I'd better watch/listen to all the news and then I realize that it really won't help and actually hurts.

    Spending time in a quiet place and just listening the silence is indeed a blessing. Thanks for the reminder.
    27 days ago
    I am blessed with a quiet home environment, which I love.

    I do find all of the electronic connectedness annoying. Shopping in Target the other day, I answered a young man stocking shelves, who was actually having a loud conversation with someone on his earbuds. My faux pas! Then there was another employee, female, picking up misplaced items, talking to her phone service provider, again, loudly.

    I’m old, I know.
    28 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/27/2020 9:11:39 AM
    Just wondering if HE gets to choose the flavour of pie? And thinking I'd probably go for raspberry!!

    Don't like noise. Don't carry around a cell phone. Don't take walks with earphones: when I listen to music, I'm listening, not doing something else at the same time.

    Such a shame when you're out for a walk and everybody ELSE is "plugged in" and oblivious to normal human greetings . . . which can mean so much in these COVID times.

    Even worse when they're plugged in while with their kids . . . oblivious (once the obligatory cute hands-on-hips picture it taken for posting on FB!!)
    29 days ago
    Two great pieces, thanks!
    I do love a good pie, though in my opinion, no one should put ketchup, mustard or raw eggs on whipped cream!
    29 days ago
    I'm far less tolerant of noise than I used to be. My DH multi-tasks by having the TV on and the radio on simultaneously. He can read with all that. I am distracted and have to vacate to another room. Birdsong and soft lapping water are fine!
    29 days ago
    Yes. The noise of modern life does tax and stress my dear body ... sometimes knowingly; but, quite often unknowingly.

    Both of us miss the quite we used to have. Once the neighborhood was expanded a couple of decades ago, the increased noise has been quite stressful for me. My husband notices it too.

    29 days ago
    Thank you for the soothing links!
    29 days ago
    I'll take the soothing sounds of waves lapping onto shore... any day. emoticon
    29 days ago
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