NINE GOOD PLACES TO FIND SILENCE AND ONE NOT SO GOOD
The challenge question: Topic #250:When you need quiet time, where do you go? When I was a child, I climbed a tree and sat high in the branches.
In college, I went to the library
As a young adult, I found silent meetings of the American Society of Friends aka Quakers.
As a harried parent of two birth children and an ever changing group of foster children, the lap lanes at the local swimming pool.
Throughout most of my life, on beaches, forests, meadows when those were deserted by the maddening crowds.
Once I learned to drive, alone in my car.
When I worked in New York City, sitting in any church or synagogue open at all hours to the public.
Wherever I lived when all the others lay fast asleep
But when deafness came suddenly to my right ear it brought not silence but tinnitus and a buzzing sound that the doctors said I would learn to ignore and that is mostly true. The lesson, I can almost always find silence by looking inward past the outside world. It started with learning How to meditate in one minute.
Staying strong tip: When you can calm your body and focus your mind by practicing any of the meditative arts, you handle negative emotions and negative situations more easily.