Noise has been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, mental health problems, learning disorders, and stress. Alarm clocks, radios, televisions, telephones, computers, copy machines, dishwashers, vacuums, power tools and more invade our lives seven days a week. It’s no wonder we are exhausted and have no idea what’s going on inside ourselves.
You can really connect with yourself and the world around you by surrounding yourself with silence. Once in awhile, try driving in silence. Focus on the experience of driving. When you get home at night, leave the television off. Listen to nature outside. Enjoy the peace and quiet and listen to your feelings. Quiet the noise around you on a daily basis, and you will enjoy quality sounds much more. You will also become a better listener to your family and friends.