In their intense meditation the hidden sound of things approaching reaches them and they listen reverently while in the street outside the people hear nothing at all.*
Yesterday, I was able to sit awhile in a walled garden and simply be for a while.
In such moments the things that matter most come to us: the richness and importance of all that fills our lives coming to the surface.
Yet these places of quietness are taken away from us in the modern life promising that we need never be bored or alone, seeing it as strange if we desire either.
It doesn’t have to be for long. Set a timer for 4′ 33″ and simply open your senses, beginning with listening. If you have longer then just be open to thoughts and feelings. Whether something emerges or not doesn’t matter.
may you find your
places of thin silence
to rest without distraction
to be open without rush
*From Nassim Taleb’s Fooled by Randomness.