But I've realized my days aren't actually quiet at all.
At the end of the day, I often feel spent. My attention and focus is frayed. My mind is overwhelmed with tips and blog posts and products.
The buzz of social media and emails and links to this article and that video are so very loud.
It's this type of noise that keeps me from being creative. Of course, it all has the possibility of inspiration. But too much of a good thing is simply too much.
I find myself yearning to get lost in a novel or scribble away in my journal... or just sit and think.
But the clash and bang of what's going on around me becomes a distraction. At times, it feels my only escape is sleep, the shower, church, or yoga class... those rare times I am away from my phone, the computer, the TV, and all is quiet.
We need quiet time to replenish our energy, tap into our imaginations, restore our passion for life and creating. Silence. Peace. Deep breaths. Dreams. Prayer. We need it even more now when the noise is threatening to take over every moment. Let's make room for quiet.
|A recent "unplugged" moment. (Well, the mixer doesn't count, right?)|