I had a hard day yesterday. Call it a midlife crisis. My mind was tight and hard, full of endless negative thoughts or what has to be done or could have been or should have been. I went outside to sit, it was the first time this year it was warm enough to sit and relax.
I found the most comfortable place, grumbled about how it was not perfectly comfortable, and sat. My mind continued to race, then I heard it. Total silence, Where i live, no cars, no people, no barking dogs, silence. Long exhale, tears, relief. I knew the magic was about to happen, and it did.
The more I listened to the silence the quieter my mind became. All things that had been noisy in my head vanished without a trace. The more I listened to the silence the louder it got. First the breeze in the trees, then the frogs chirping, then the singing of the creek and its laughing waterfall. A symphony of love just for me. My dog at my feet, my cat at my side. Finally, in bliss again, it has been a long winter.
Ain't nature grand? Peace for all