Mourning Silence

Mourning Silence

Ron and Emma

We live in a world that is very different from what it was just a few short years ago. As a matter of fact, many of us look fondly on a time whenever we were able to sit in silence and reflect on things about the day. For many of us, however, those days have long gone and now, it seems as if we are totally surrounded ainnd noise that never stops. As a matter of fact, the problems that occur as a result of the noise pollution around us goes far beyond the fact that we may be mourning silence, it can actually affect us on a very personal level.

Noise pollution is an issue that is in the spotlight in some areas but in others, it seems to have faded into the background, much as the background noise has done. The simple fact of the matter is, however, too much noise can have an impact on our health and well-being. A good example of this is the fact that high levels of noise can cause problems, such as high blood pressure, tinnitus, hearing loss, difficulties with sleeping and higher stress levels. These are all things that we would do well without.

As far as the noise that is around us, this can often be a problem that is beyond our grasp as far as doing something about it. We may try to get away for a while, perhaps escaping on vacation and seeing if we can find some peace and quiet somewhere. What many of us find, however, is that there is still going to be some noise in these areas that is inescapable. Let me give you an example of this.

Not long ago, my wife and I were mourning silence and the fact that we live so close to the road that ran behind our house. We decided that we would spend a day in the Everglades, far from the hustle and bustle that tended to be such an issue for us. As I was enjoying the sun setting over the Everglades, my wife was pointing out the fact that planes were constantly flying overhead. Suddenly, my conception of being in a quiet area was shattered and although the scenery was beautiful, all I could hear were the engines that were above me.

If you are mourning silence for yourself and you are having a difficult time dealing with it, perhaps one of the best things that you could possibly do is to get to an area that is quieter, even if it is not something that could be considered quiet. Even taking a little bit of time on a daily basis to sit and quietly reflect can help to reduce your stress levels and take away a lot of the health issues that could be caused by this constant bombardment of noise to our ears. Make the effort to do it today, you would be surprised with what it is able to accomplish.