In a world filled with so much noise, it is easy to become distracted and off track. Every corner we turn there is new sounds, cars buzzing past, doors opening and closing, distant trains, airplanes, phones beeping and buzzing…etc Rarely do we ever experience the peace of pure uninterrupted silence. I once read an article about an individual who had to travel far out into the wilderness to actually record the pure sound of nature without any influence of distant cities or human technology etc. Think about that, we constantly have sound cluttering up our heads, even on a subconscious level are brain is interpreting sounds regardless of our intention or if we are even paying attention.
I use to sleep with the TV on in the background all the time, I also use to have music playing 24-7. I went through a brief period where I tried to focus on eliminating these “extra” sounds in order to have time for reflection and processing of my day, classes, work etc… I was amazed at the difference it made. I now am able to fall asleep quicker, I have less anxiety, my thought process is more clear and overall I just feel less “cluttered” in my big ole head. The combination of daily meditation, less TV distraction “consciously and subconsciously” and less “music” (I’m not saying I cut music out, I just don’t play it 24-7 now) has led to increased cognitive abilities, sleeping patterns and my ability to focus. If any of the above issues seem to be plaguing you in daily life then I would recommend trying to minimize these extra sounds.
On a daily basis, we live and are surrounded by high tech gadgets that improve and complicate our lives. It’s okay to put down that iPhone 7 or droid for 20 minutes in order to find some inner peace and quite.
Have a positive and happy day my friends! : )