A woodpecker’s laughing call echoes through the forest as I settled into the hollow space between the logs. The weather has warmed up enough that I have to check the spot to make sure that I’m not disturbing a snake that’s hiding from the sun underneath. I have always thought of these little places that I go as thinking spots or forest sanctuaries. But the real truth is that I try to do more listening than I do thinking. I listen to the birds or the wind or water. Sometimes I track bees by sound. I let the sounds of the natural world sweep away the noise of the modern world. If the eyes are the windows of the soul then the ears are the door. The many voices of modern world speak to us in tones of fear, anger and distrust. Is it really any wonder why there’s so many troubled souls in the world? Some things are important it’s true but the constant drone of the news and the ads etc are bound to put a person’s spirit under siege. I have realized that while working from home has been a blessing in my life it’s also disrupted that quiet time that I enjoyed while on the road. So today I pushed back and pushed back hard. I went out and spent most of the day doing nothing without the voices of the modern world. I realize that some people don’t have the opportunity for escape into the wilderness but you can pull up a sound track and put the ear buds in and maybe open a window if you can’t go outside and just grab as much peace and quiet as you can. The modern world will just have to wait.
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