I am very good at multi-tasking. But lately, I’ve noticed my aversion to silence. I haven’t read any books because I simply don’t like the quietness that it requires; I’d prefer to have Netflix on while grading for a class or putting together my mailing lists than sit down and read in silence.
unfortunately, I have grown accustomed to noise and sound. With it constantly coming at me, it becomes worthless and loses all meaning. It’s sound just to have sound. There’s no enjoyment in it.
That’s where silence comes in, and where it becomes enjoyable. It’s an escape from the all noise. It always rest and relaxation, different from “watching TV” allows rest and relaxation. And after a good deal of silence, the noise no longer is noise. It’s music and it’s individual voices. And it’s meaningful.
One without the other is too much. So now, I’m intentional to spend some time today with silence.