Daily Archives: September 21, 2012

Shining Moments

The sirens scream not far from our home.

    Cars squeal their wheels.

        Sounds of the helicopter overhead.

Trucks, ambulances.  The sounds of busy life are everywhere

   Oftentimes making it difficult to concentrate.

   Hard to hear the sounds of nature all around.

   Jarring the nerves.

But I have discovered that there are ways to filter what we hear.

I miss the sound of the waves splashing against the rocks.

I yearn to hear the cry of the seagull as it wings its flight over the beach.

Sounds that soothe

   Sounds that bring peace.

So what can you do when you are surrounded by noise that jars and grates on your nerves?

Or can you do anything?

I have found that by simply playing some calming music

    I am not only no longer disturbed

         or distracted

  but instead I am drawn into a place of peace and relaxation.

I play music CDs

  listen to Whisperings: Solo Piano

    http://solopianoradio.com/

     and enjoy the sounds of the ocean

       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUElRX5oNss

 

And the more I am intentional about filling my ears with the uplifting,

      soul soothing sounds of relaxation

      the greater sense of  peace I enjoy.

How about you?

As life continues to grow more complex and oftentimes noisier

    we must guard our health by making positive choices and using what’s available.

Yes, we might not be able to live at the ocean

   but these days we can bring the sounds of the ocean

    and the cry of the seagull

       right to us.

Drink in the peaceful sounds. Experience the healing that it brings.

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10