In today's world finding true quiet is damn near impossible. Even as I sit here in my living room with my feet up on the coffee table, laptop typing away it still isn't really quiet. I can hear the wind blowing against the chimney and the chatter of the kids out in my office watching TV. But, there is little else and for that I am thankful.
I love moments like this. They are few and far between, but I try to make sure to take a least a little bit of this every day. Some time when my mind can really wander (and wonder). I don't think enough people go looking for quiet often enough. With the constant barrage of media from every direction and device it is harder then ever and probably more important then ever.
As I write this, I've got to wonder if it is even possible to find true quiet in the world today. I think the closest I've been was when Dad and I went to the Boundary Waters. Sitting there just looking out over the water, not saying a word, I think THAT was about as quiet as I've ever experienced. Talk about the perfect place to idle well and let your mind wander in every direction imaginable.
Quiet for me equals reflection. The relaxed setting allows the mind to work. To churn through the things it needs to and perhaps come up with some new things that have been hidden in the corners.
Does quiet help you guys in that way? Or am I just a sleep deprived and under caffeinated this morning?