Our go-to method for problem solving actually raises our anxiety and stress. Here's how we can reclaim silence and calm in our chaotic lives:
I hear you loud and clear. The sounds and rhythms of nature are speaking loudly to us currently. We work really hard to stay grounded in the midst of our screen time and recording technology. I live with musicians and in a recording studio and among some of the best recording technologists of our times. The challenges are real, urgently important. For our children and future generations. No recording can ever replace the live sounds of nature, voices, acoustic instruments.
Love these posts, Cole. Thanks!
Sneaky cards sounds amazing. How come I am only finding out about them at today years old? And giving up your phone for a day is traumatic but a joy!
1) This is one of the reasons I often like to run without headphones. Not only am I more aware of potential danger (read: traffic), but it leaves me alone with my thoughts instead of trying to fill my brain with more noise.
2) I'm totally buying this game for my friend. It's right up her alley!
Appreciate the shoutout, Cole! Great piece.
I highly recommend checking out the work of Gordon Hempton (https://www.soundtracker.com/), who I first learned about on Chris Morgan's podcast, The Wild (https://kuow.org/stories/the-wild-episode-12)
I've lived with tinnitus in one--mostly deaf--ear since 2009. Even when we are at the summit, middle of the night, I carry noise inside me. Sometimes, in all that wonderful quiet up there (which causes the tinnitus to seem to be more), I try to recreate silence in my imagination.
Do take every opportunity to enjoy!