Silence Lost

Thinking about being alone
those beautiful mornings in November,
often the only person
on a 300m long platform
next to a rail track.

Beauty and being alone in it,
for just 15 minutes or even less.

I miss these silence inducers …

Cold and Dark mornings
a different approach needed
always Now to learn

Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) december 2014 – @home – Canon Ixus HS230 – x_IMG_8863


10 thoughts on “Silence Lost

  1. Thank you, Bert. If you find an answer to finding awe without nature, please write a post. I can sort of do it with a lit candle or blinking lights or looking at the lights and colors in the eyes when they are closed. But, as my husband says, in the country, one is surrounded by overwhelming presence. I used to be able to look at a tree and feel awe even in the city but now, no.

    • I understand and know what you mean. The closest I come to silence these days is when coming back from school and staying 10 minutes in a parked car … 🙂 … which is close to nothing.

      • I hope we both can find silence one day and sorry you are having trouble finding it. But ten minutes is something. Mooji says to go into the awareness 10 minutes twice a day. I am trying to do this but am sometimes in a rigor mortis state of anxiety. Blessings, Bert!

        • Part of one problem is making it a schedule, and trying to adhere to it like Rabbit in Winnie the Pooh.
          I don’t know much about anxiety. Although I know the feeling, and have often problems with it, it has never be close to what you describe.
          If you can’t do 10 minutes what Mooji describes, you could listen 10 minutes to one of his videos. That still has a beneficial and calming effect.

  2. Awe lost, stuck in New York City, husband too sick to drive to our little getaway in the mountains for months now. Pneumonia then flu. Just talking today about the difficulty of finding awe without nature as I wonder where to live. Miss the stars and the deer and being able to find awe in a second. He was reading a poem about being able to find awe in a weed in the sidewalk. I told him about your posts. Should be able to find awe anywhere.

    • “Should be able to find awe anywhere”
      that ‘should’ makes it already unreachable 🙂
      I feel the same thing as you do, combined with a pace that is too fast for me …. and then beauty and awe flicker for a second, and are already lost one moment later.
      Get better soon both of you …

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