Still the soul

Babble.

Racket.

Noise.

Disturbance.

Pandemonium.

Chaos.

Sound familiar?

Unnerving words, a heavy weight, sucking the deep calm and silence we so long for.

I have a favourite song right now, one that makes me stop and literally just breathe. One that reminds me there is much more to life than all these distractions. One that grounds my hope in a better life for today because today is all we have. This moment, right now, is all we have!

The chorus words go like this:

Somehow I’ve learnt how to listen, for a sound like the sun going down, and the magic the morning is bringing, there’s a song for the life I have found, it keeps my feet on the ground… Somehow I’ve learnt how to listen, for a sound like the breeze dying down, and the magic the morning is bringing, there’s a song for the friend I have found, she keeps my feet on the ground.

Aptly titled ‘Song for the life’, by Alan Jackson. Such truth.

There is so much unheard beauty out in the world, let alone unseen, slipping by without us even noticing. The noise of today smothering this beauty, debilitating its connection and leaving you mesmerised and condemned to the nature of urgency.

And through it all I find myself longing for just a moment to hear the sound of the rainbow as it stretches across the expanse of the sky in a Summer storm. Or the sound of the leaves turning feuille morter in Autumn (ok, yes that word was googled and refers specifically to the brownish-orange or yellowish-brown colour of the leaves). Or the sound of the dancing flames in a hot Winter fire, or the sound of a lily opening up in the Spring! Imagine what kind of peace that would bring to the soul!

If only we could just take a moment and really listen to what nature has to offer? To hear it’s deep nurturing call. Still your mind. Still your soul. Because in that you will find life!

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