A classic villain phrase but I believe it has some truth in it that everyone should come to terms with. We have more than enough noise around us, more than you just might realize before you seek silence. This was my experience recently where I enjoyed a weekend of silence and reflection at a monastery and that soon brought me to a place where I could clearly discern what my deepest dreams for this life is. I wish for you to have that same experience. In my case - as a personal christian - I saw how much I'm looking forward to the restoration of all things as the Bible promises and until then, that I want to live a meaningful life, which in my case is one of contribution and sharing (it seems so far). Luckily that is what I have had in my heart for all these years and I can proudly witness to the wonders of the open source movement for instance. So, at the core of my values lies to live a life in contribution and service to others. Sometimes this gets overshadowed. Sometimes it looks like an illusion. Sometimes you just can't keep going. But I insist that it is better to give than to receive (Acts 20:35) and at the end of the day it matters more than the sum of material belongings.
So, turn of your TV, embrace yourself with silence and listen. It won't kill you but you might find life on a whole new level.
I am making everything new!Jesus, Rev. 21.5
I live in Vanløse, suburb to Copenhagen, with my wife, Rie, and 2 - soon 3 - kids; Amelie (6 years old) and Noomi (2 years old). My hobbies? Check out this website. My favourite movie? Sure, "Tangled" (2010). My car? Mercedes, from 1987, +400K Kms, go german quality! My phone? Broken display. My iPad? Somewhere with the kids. But it is occasionally useful as a coffee cup coaster when I relax in the couch with my laptop. Laptop? 17" Macbook pro, love it. Never a day without.