Friday, December 21, 2012

Garden Gifts are Blessings

 

Gifts From the Garden – Silence, Blessing # 11


Sshhhh.  The gift of Silence is a big one for me.  I love quiet.  I seek quiet. And when I hear silence, I am Blessed.
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Beauty in the little things, becomes foreign to us when we are gathering data into our minds, day in and day out.   Enjoy the colors or even, the lack of color - as long as we acknowledge the sensation. Traffic, kids, TV, social media, classwork, or the dishwasher all attack us with sounds that make it difficult to unwind and take in our surroundings.

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Even a few moments of silence can help refocus what is important or needs our attention.


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Unplug.  What a concept!  No constant drone of stimuli bombarding the senses!  Unwind,, and think.  Remember, dream, or plan - the quiet allows us to let thoughts wander, and perhaps, leads to a comforting place.

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Letting the senses be realized.   When did we last consciously feel the warmth of the sun?  When was the last time we took in a deep breath and sighed?  The relaxing of every muscle, that we didn't realize were in tight knots in the shoulders and neck.  

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The Gift of Silence – Blessing #11
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