Those of you that are close to us, know that we enjoy playing music with our friends and community members. Music can be enjoyable and entertaining. It can also be relaxing, upsetting, consoling, depressing, uplifting, inspirational or a variety of other emotion causing genres. There is a music of the planet that many people are unable to hear these days because the noise of humanity has become nearly ubiquitous.
The music of the planet comes in many genres too. From bird songs and ocean waves to loud traffic noise, airports, inconsiderate people... and the noise that we intentionally turn on to avoid hearing our own thoughts.
For most, there are very few moments throughout a day that allow for a complete lack of human generated sound.
Take some time to assess the sounds around you. Are you hearing the birds, the breeze and water flowing? We have, and have had, many friends and family members that go to bed unusually late or wake up exceptionally early to enjoy the "peace" that occurs when the rest of the world is sleeping. PEACE, a word that has many definitions, seems to be a rare occurrence for most of us these days. No matter where we go, what we do or what is going on in our own mind, peace increasingly seems to be a rare commodity. For a lot of us, your greatest peace comes from watching a YouTube video with headphones. We often force our brains to "tune out" the "noise". A quick web search for the term, "noise pollution" will show that we are affecting each others' health in very negative ways.
As indulgent as it would be to sermonize about loud exhaust systems on vehicles, not playing sound systems loudly enough for everyone around you to literally "feel" or just keeping our voices down in public settings, we will refrain. Full confession, we are part of the problem. We run power tools, drive vehicles, like to have fun with our friends and occasionally enjoy going to a noisy venue that might upset the people living in the immediate vicinity. We also try to be as considerate as possible. With great freedoms come great responsibilities. Taking a plane flight causes noise over a very large part of the population but traveling by air is part of the modern world. The normal response from many is, "Why did you move there" or "Then move... if you don't like the noise". We are all here together. Inner peace is the goal. As with every goal, it can be a long journey and we wish you all the best. Take the time to become enchanted with any source of nature that you can find. You deserve it!
While the rest of the world is intentionally creating NOISE without consideration, you can set out to create beautiful sounds, good vibes and to look for ways to make the world a better place. Simply picking up a piece of litter is a wonderful addition to the world's condition. We can all make the world better by honing what we say, the songs that we play and being considerate of others.
Thank you all in The Enchanted Nature Community for contributing to making the world a better place!