We live in a noisy world.
With constant distractions, vying for our every moment, and mental landscape. It’s no wonder we are over-tired, underslept, and undernourished.
We live in a time of too much, being always on and being open to constant over-stimulation. At times, I feel like I can’t hear myself think.
I yearn to shut out the noise, power off my devices, and if there was a quiet cave nearby, I’d be mad if I didn’t go to it.
There is a healing power to a quieter life with less noise, less busy, and more presence.
We’re sold a lie that we should reach for more. That we should own more, buy more, and even be more.
I’m here to say its okay to be quiet, to live to invite the silence and peace into our daily lives. It’s okay not to be an Instagram superstar, a Youtube influencer, or a best-selling author. Or, as the pressures I feel would have it, a world-class healer or physician.
It’s okay, to see the magic in everyday mundane lives and yearn for a low-burden day.
We need to hear ourselves think, contemplate and enjoy the simple things.
We can’t discard the ownership of our attention. Mere willpower is insufficient to overcome daily distractions and noise. What we need is a perspective change.
A need to value silence over noise, stillness over agitation, and peace over busy. There is a power in a quiet, simple, life of less noise, and more space to create, think, enjoy, and connect.
Once we’re lost in the havoc of modern-day speed it might take a lot more than mere willpower to find ourselves.
When life feels overwhelming I start to weed out the clutter of my mind. Dialing down the noise in my life and in my head. Turning to stillness, presence, and simplicity I regain focus, balance, and sanity.
Silence is boring, mundane, and non-sexy. It is not glorious or fabulous.
But it helps me find clarity.
For a few moments today, consider the simple ways you can incorporate a little silence into your day.
About the Author: Egypt is a Writer, Poet and Wordsmith. She write regularly online on the intersection of minimalism, creativity and living a life of freedom. Find her at artisanoffreedom.com.