Monday, September 7, 2009

4'33"

I decided today to spend this week without background noise. I always have some sort of noise going on around me ... sermons or music going in the background. Now, I recognize that we all have some sort of noise going on around us. But I'm talking about the stuff that I am in control of.

So what this is going to accomplish or to do, I don't know. What this is going to look like, I don't know. How it's going to affect me, I don't know. But it seems like a good idea; I've read a few articles and heard a few comments and sermons about the discipline of silence, so I'll give it a go. I'll try to keep you apprised as to how it goes and if you want to join me in it and let me know how it goes for you ... if you experience anything tangible or intangible, if you hear God's voice more clearly, if you stop hearing His voice, etc. ... you're more than welcome!

2 comments:

mimihalley said...

I think it's a wonderful idea. When I hear prompting from the Holy Ghost or Heavenly Father, they are definitely always more of a whisper than a shout. So while I do love listening to Christian music and have had lots of great moments from that, I also highly value the times when I turn the sound off to think and listen.

amydaisyrose said...

Great idea, Heather. I typically don't have any, shall we say, digital noise? (Radio, t.v., mp3 player, etc.) but I find that Hallie makes so much noise that I feel constantly bombarded with it. When she goes down for a nap, the silence is so beautiful. Although, I do miss her after a while.

I look forward to hearing about your experience!