Reflections

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  1. Robin Ann

    The sound of the ocean waves, sound of Seagalls while sailing on the bay. Sounds of birds in the spring and summer time.
    Listening to live music but of course any music that I enjoy.

    1 month ago
  2. Anna

    The sound of birds chirping at the beginning of the new incoming season, the sound of choirs singing, the sounds of nature. Being almost deaf, I can appreciate these sounds with my hearing aids.

    1 month ago
  3. O.Christina

    The sound of the meditation bell, especially since having heard the video- teaching once given by Thich Nhat Hanh. It was and is all- inspiring to me to hear what he then recommended to take into awareness before inviting the bell –

    “Body, speech and mind in perfect oneness.
    With the sound of this bell I send my heart along.
    May the hearers awaken from their forgetfulness
    and transcend the path of anxiety and sorrow.”

    “The voice of the Buddha calling you back to your true home”.

    1 month ago
  4. Dolores Kazanjian

    There are so many wonderful sounds, but my favorite is music – listening and making. Favorite genres: classical, opera, sixties folk, spirituals and smooth jazz. Also love birds chirping. A few studies have found that the sound of birds chirping contributes to physical health.

    1 month ago
  5. Nannette

    The sound of the rain on the roof, the wind rustling through the trees, the waves of the ocean hitting the beach, my cat’s purring, my dog snoring. Oh my and of course the birds singing….how Blessed to have the gift of hearing.

    1 month ago
  6. pkr

    The birds singing, especially this time of the year, after they have been quiet for a bit.
    Rain falling.
    The wind rustling through the trees.
    Children laughing, playing outside.
    Music…..
    Silence @ certain times.

    1 month ago
  7. KC

    The sound of the furnace, humming steadily away, providing heat for our home. The sounds of my husband quietly starting his day. The sounds of waves lapping on the shore of the ocean …

    1 month ago
  8. Emmaleah

    The songs of the forest, the stream, and the ocean. The sound of my son playing the piano and his laughter as well. The perfect song right when you need it.

    1 month ago
  9. Barb C

    The wind high in a forest, which to me sometimes sounds like the ocean.
    Ocean waves on the shore.
    A stream chuckling over the rocks.
    Bird calls, especially songbirds but also the “gronk” of a great blue heron or the screech of an eagle making me look up.
    Children laughing.
    The cadence of walking in step with my husband, whether it’s through crunchy fall leaves or on a soft trail or in downtown on a sidewalk.
    Rain falling on the roof.
    A crackling fire.
    The crackling sound a loaf of bread makes right after I take it out of the oven.
    The ping of lids telling me my batch of canning is a success.
    The voices of my daughters when I haven’t talked with them in a while.
    My bike tires on the road surface and the small sounds of the equipment as I pedal and shift.
    The hush after snowfall.

    1 month ago
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    Carly J

    It’s a tie between silence and the little birds chirping right outside my window! Nourishing indeed.

    1 month ago
  11. Ngoc Nguyen

    Hello all,
    It has been a month long that I didn’t be here. I was in Vietnam to visit my hometown and participate in my dearly sister’s wedding party. I was already returned the U.S.
    I would say the sounds that nourish me are sounds from the urban places, as where I was born; loud music on the street, sounds from a lot of vehicles rushed running on the road, sellers try to catch the potential buyers. Those are such crazy sounds. However, they remind me of where I was growing up and already left. Thanks God for a family gathering opportunity. How peaceful living in a quiet home right now and cheerfulness of family gathered in Vietnam.
    Have a wonderful week, everyone!

    1 month ago
    1. Robin Ann

      Hope you had a wonderful trip!

      1 month ago
    2. Michele

      Welcome back 🙂

      1 month ago
    3. Barb C

      Good to have you back, and I’m glad it was such a wonderful trip!

      1 month ago
      1. Ngoc Nguyen

        Thanks for the warm greeting! Of course! I had such a wonderful trip in a year-round hot weather country alongside my people. From there, I recharged my energy and am ready for a new semester.

        1 month ago
  12. Charlie T

    Oh my! So many! Including the sound
    of silence. I could make a long list, but
    I won’t. Let’s just say that I am tuned
    to the sounds around me and I have
    deep gratitude for the ability to hear them.

    1 month ago
  13. Laura

    Birdsong always makes me pause to listen, especially in early spring. The music is always a welcome change from the silence of winter mornings.

    1 month ago
  14. devy

    Hearing rain hitting the roof and leaves. The wind blowing, sounds of waves lapping on the shore the sound of a loon .

    1 month ago
  15. Yram

    In this frigid cold weather the sound of the furnace running and the coffee pot brewing a hot beverage.
    The morning silence and quiet.
    Children’s delight.
    Birds chirpping.
    Greetings of “hello, how are you today.”

    1 month ago
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