The Sound of Silence

I love my time in the outdoors. One of my favorite things to do is to just sit and absorb everything that is going on around me. I don’t go to church…for me, nature is my cathedral. This is where I feel closest to God. I find my peace in the outdoors…it is where I feel most centered, most grounded. It is where I can clear my head, work through problems, de-stress, and reconnect with myself. I used to think that if I could get away from the sounds of human activity, I would find silence, but I have learned that this is far from the truth.

If you take the time to listen, you will hear that nature is one of the noisiest places you can be. Close your eyes and focus on what you hear. It might be the chattering of birds in the trees and flapping of their wings as they move from one location to the next. There might be wind rustling the leaves, whistling through the branches, or sweeping across the grass. Perhaps there is a squirrel scolding your presence or bounding through the leaves in search of nuts. If you are lucky, it could be the footfalls of a deer as it works its way toward your location.

Next time you are out hunting, take a few minutes to just focus on the sounds around you. If you thought it was silent out there, you might be surprised at just how loud it can be if you close your eyes and just listen.

Feb 16, 2013 | Category: Blog | Comments: 4


4 comments on “The Sound of Silence

  1. Nena

    Great read Thia! I can totally relate to the spirituaity of this blog! I enjoyed your perspective of taking it all in and being one with nature! Nena 🙂

    • Thia

      Thanks, Nena!! I love being able to just be a part of everything going on around me and soaking it all in!! It is, as you said, very spiritual!!


  2. I think humanity’s greatest weakness is their loss of nature. Even Albert Einstein in his wisdom said “Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better”. When you emmerse yourself into the tranquility of the natural order of things you settle all those worries that comes with living in the manufactured reality. Thia your words ring true, even in the silence, without all the noise of cities, music and vehicles you find another world living just beyond the borders of our own.
    The mark of a true hunter is one who is at peace with nature. Love your blogs, keep it up!

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