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Silence in Nature

A sport facility donated used tennis balls to my classroom for my desk legs to help soften the noise in my room. Kids fidgeting, desks squeaking on the linoleum, shuffling pages, and even that errant battery operated sharpener.  How much of our days are spent trying to remove the noise from around us?  We try to find a bit of peace among the hum of electrical appliances, mutterings from children, and cars whizzing by.

We spend so much time with constant external noise, that the lack of it surprises us. You know the feeling when the power is lost due to a storm.  Everything goes silent…blissfully silent.  No hum of the fluorescent lights in the classroom, no heater or air conditioner blowing, no students moving at all.  The power outage brings a standstill to all noise.

I find this time of silence a blessing.

One is left with their own thoughts without interference.  It’s delightful.  We can do our best to recreate this silence and peace by placing ourselves among nature.  Go ahead; give your ears a rest.  Go outside away from the television and radio.  Hike along a trail absent of traffic and cars.  Sit by a lake with nothing but the sun dancing upon the water and the wind rustling the leaves on the trees.

The sounds of nature are gentle, not harsh. They are soothing and relaxing.  You will find yourself relinquishing a hold on stress when among the natural surroundings of a forest, a park setting, a lake, and a nature trail.  Leave the humming noise of modernization behind and immerse yourself in the melodious and calming sounds of nature.

When the days feel as if sounds are layering upon sounds, retreat to a place of solitude. Remove yourself for a short time from the busy-ness of a classroom, the buzzing of electricity, and the chatter of a television.

Leave the noise behind and relish in the silence and solitude of nature.


Feel free to comment below how you find silence in your own life.  I would love to be inspired by you.

10 thoughts on “Silence in Nature

  1. Hi Kerri
    Such an important reminder to let natures soothing silence renew us.
    I realized just recently that I was spending an entire day with some sort of noise in my head.
    I live very close to the beach and during my early morning jogs I had the habit of listening to music.
    One morning my ipod’s battery was dead and I ran to the sounds of nature. I’ll never go back to the music in the quiet morning
    The soothing feeling of nature is incomparable.

    1. Thank you, Keith for sharing that about the silence at the beach. I find myself searching for the space of peace whenever I can. I live in a busy area and seek solitude in nature often.

  2. I loved this site it is so beautiful. The words for Silence in Nature were inspiring wish I could write something so wonderful. The Wellness is very helpful page was great and loved the fact you included recipes. This is something I am very interested in so carry on you will do well.

  3. I totally agree with this. It is much calmer when you are alone in a quiet room with no one around. It is shocking initially that how quiet it can be but later on it becomes so soothing for the mind.
    I usually get occupied by a chain of thoughts and that makes me feel like noise is back again.

    1. Yes, it is so healthy to find some silence in the day to open up your mind and release all outside influences for a time. It’s refreshing to the soul.

  4. Humans are usually showered with information from their five senses all the time. Sounds is no different. If there are suddenly no sounds, I bet we would panic like crazy. However, I believe that creating a perfectly soundless environment really triggers us to think more deeply about ourselves and gets ourselves to relax. I love the idea. It’s kind of like a deep zen meditation where we can explore things that’s not so exoteric. Thank you for the advice.

    1. You are welcome. I truly believe that it’s a more centering space when you can allow silence to take hold for moments at a time to replenish and nourish your body and mind.

  5. The quieter we are the more we can hear! I love being in nature and just being at peace with myself. The noise of the electronics is deafening sometimes. Thanks for a great post!

    1. You are welcome! I always love the peace and solitude I get when I am out in a place away from the bustling traffic of the city and the noise of the electronic hum in my house.

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