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This world is too noisy

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Conscious thoughts, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Conscious thoughts

    Conscious thoughts Living life in silence, observing.

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    In the silence of this life the reaction to wordly noise is to try staying away as much as possible.
    Living in a very quiet place with few noises is best for the mind. It opens up to subtile noises that is not heard in a city or town.

    Life is better in silence :)
     
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  2. Gargovic Malkav

    Gargovic Malkav Active Member

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    Shhhh! The silence is speaking!

    With your desire to live a minimalist lifestyle and to live in silence, you're beginning to resemble a monk. :)
     
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  3. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Windmills of your mind

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    Try living timeless. I covered my stove clock, put away my alarms, and blocked the time on my cell phone for a weekend (well, part of it). It's actually soothing to live without time. I could probably do it all day if not for medication in the morning. But after awhile your body gets used to it. Maybe something to try.
     
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  4. Conscious thoughts

    Conscious thoughts Living life in silence, observing.

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    Maybe more people would benefit from living in silence :)
     
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  5. Conscious thoughts

    Conscious thoughts Living life in silence, observing.

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    The only clock is on the cellphone and its not used often :)
     
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    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    Silence is golden, but there is no sound sweeter than laughter.
     
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  7. Gargovic Malkav

    Gargovic Malkav Active Member

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    Some people perhaps, but there's got to be a willingness for it.
    Besides, God hasn't given us a voice and ears for no reason.
    But silence surely can be an oasis for the mind in my opinion.
     
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    I used to live in a noisy suburb till I could afford to live in a quiet one.
     
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  9. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    One still needs crickets.
     
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  10. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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  11. Conscious thoughts

    Conscious thoughts Living life in silence, observing.

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    It is not :)
     
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    signal to noise ratio is an important metric to learn, given we have one button we can press in this game, which is our attention, and where we put it.
    [posted from a rural hill in the lees of the rocky mountains, the nearest town visible across the valley about 20 clicks away]
     
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  13. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    This thread reminds me of a Rumi poem:

    "In Silence"

    A guide has entered this life in silence.
    His message is only heard in silence.

    Take a sip of his precious wine
    and lose yourself.
    Don't insult the greatness of his love,
    for he helps all those who suffer, in silence.

    Polish the mirror between the breaths.
    Go with him beyond words.
    He knows your every deed.
    He is the one who moves the wheel of heaven,
    in silence.

    Every thought is buried in your heart;
    He will reveal them one by one, in silence.

    Turn each of your thoughts into a bird
    and let them fly to the other world.
    One is an owl, one is a falcon, one is a crow.
    Each one is different from the others
    but they are all the same in silence.

    To see the Moon that cannot be seen
    turn your eyes inward and look at yourself,
    in silence.

    In this world and the next,
    don't talk about this and that;
    Let him show you everything,
    shining as one . . .
    in silence.


    -- Ode 1897
    version by Jonathan Star
    Rumi - In the Arms of the Beloved
     
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