I think movie theaters are definitely on to something: silence is indeed golden. Can you imagine a peaceful, quiet day without blaring music, annoying cartoons, ringing phones, the air-conditioner clicking on and off, or the whir of the washing machine? Like when a storm rolls in and the electricity goes off, and the house is still for a brief moment. Without the distraction of the noise, your mind is free to think and process complex issues, and your thoughts are unrestrained as they roam around the solace of your mind. Even better than gold, don't you agree?
The truth is we don't have to wait for a storm to blow in or for a tree to crash onto the power line. At any time, we can choose to embrace our pioneer spirit and flip the switch (off), so to speak. And while you're at it, go ahead and put away the iPod/Pad/Phone...just for a short while.
What comes next? Embracing your newfound freedom! Here are a few ideas to get you started as you plan your day... unplugged:
All of the noise will be there waiting for you tomorrow, so enjoy the silence (and restfulness) of your day unplugged.
"Beware the barrenness of a busy life." --Socrates
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