September 24, 2015

Listen

September 24, 2015 {267/365} Alarming

"Listen once in a while. It's amazing what you can hear."
~ Russell Baker

It's hard to imagine a day without bells or alarms. They jar us from blissful sleep, signal the arrival of visitors, keep us on schedule, call us to worship, remind us that food is ready, and protect us from danger. Yet while we are so tuned to these interruptions, we often miss the occasion to truly listen, to notice the voices of loved ones, a distant melody, the wind in the trees, or our own rhythmic breathing. I often struggle to silence my voice and my mind. Quiet challenges me.