Finding moments of silence is difficult in our world today. I know some people who find it by driving with the radio off, some who channel it during a yoga class, and others who don’t even know that they should be looking for it. The truth is though that silence is hard to find, and it’s even harder to really know when we need it the most. Yesterday I knew I needed silence – I found myself mid-battle between my heart and my head – and so I did the only thing I knew how: I grabbed my bicycle.
I generally hate biking by myself. I get easily bored, very distracted, and, given my clumsy nature, it wouldn’t be difficult to end up in a ditch because I got sidetracked by watching a field (as opposed to the road). Yesterday though was different. I needed some silence and biking provided slices of fresh air, wind and sunshine that gave me exactly what I needed.
Slices of silence are and can be as important to us as fuel. We need silence, but we don’t often get it. Silence gives our minds and hearts the atmosphere they need to communicate. A good slice of silence is a gift that we should give ourselves more often.