Silence is golden


Kakadu NP

 

Bertie was sat on the top of a ridge, with panoramic views of the floodplains of Kakadu National Park, listening to the sounds around him. He realised that if he focused hard enough he could drown out the conversations of the other people who had joined him at the top of the rocks.

As he flicked between the sounds of the voices and the calls of the birds and wildlife around him be began to realise that sometimes people feel the need to fill the silence with noise, be that music or their own voice. While it is good to talk and communicate there are also moments when it is good to drink in the atmosphere of a place. To enrich your spiritual soul and to think.

Sometimes people can be scared to sit still and embrace the silence, they are worried about the thoughts which come to them. This is just the conscious mind trying to take back control. If it allows the sub conscious to come to the surface it will loose some of its control. Therefore, the conscious mind will create worries for you to focus on. Worries based on the future, on the past but never in the present moment. It is in the present moment when you are at your most powerful, your most creative and you are more in control than anything else.

So next time you find yourself in a magnificent place in nature, take a moment to contemplate, to try and clear your mind and focus on the present moment. How the breeze feels on your face, what sounds can you hear, how the ground feels underneath you. Connect with everything around you and enjoy being fully present within your body.

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