As on June 30th we had finished our project cycle of three years. The past three years was an amazing but strenuous experience, especially the last 6 months as we frenzied through activities leaving all of us in our team exhausted. Hence a retreat was planned for the team away from all the noise and work in a place about 200 kms away. We stayed in an abandoned but beautiful retreat centre.
The 2 days away from all the chaos was a blessing and the 1st session was one of the most interesting times. It was part of the devotion and we had found a beautiful spot, which most probably was a popular spot as there were stone benches, greenery all around and peaceful. Our facilitator asked, all of us to grab a bench each and spend some time silently. He encouraged us to close our eyes and just listen to the sounds around us.
I chose the farthest bench in a hurry to get away from everything and as I closed my eyes, breathed the cool fresh air and listened unintentionally to all the sounds of around me. It was blissful…. Those 15 minutes in silence actually helped and as I sat there, I put all I heard into words and out came this silly poem, hope you enjoy it.
P.S. It doesn’t rhyme but bear with me, I was in a trance, ha ha ….
The sweet sound of silence
Can be heard only in the quiet
The rhythmic beating of your heart
The distant crow of the rooster
The occasional sound of a vehicle passing by
The song of the Koel
The constant chirping of the Crickets
All this and more
Can be only heard
In the sweet sound of silence
Clam your heart
Close your eyes
Open your ears
And enjoy the sweet sound of silence
I strongly encourage everyone reading this, if you’r rushing through life, stop, take a break, go somewhere far away from work, breathe some fresh air, close your eyes, open your ears and enjoy the sweet sound of silence.
Note: More pictures of this amazing place coming up in the next post.
Happy Reading, God Bless…