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Kripalu Mindfulness Outdoor Experience Guide & Life Coach – Get Outside. Go Within.

Finding Silence in Nature


How would you capture silence in a photograph? Is it a positive image like this one, showing a much-needed break? Or is it the opposite, revealing the lack of communication in a friendship or the dangers of not speaking out? Show us your interpretation in a new post.

“Silence has a mysterious calming effect, allowing your soul to be at peace with your thoughts.” ~ Anthony Douglas Williams, Inside the Divine pattern ~

I love walking through the woods alone in silence as I make my way to the labyrinth at Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center. Once at the labyrinth I connect with the earth as I slowly walk in silence releasing all that holds me back. Of course the forest is not truly silent of noise – just silent from the mindless chatter. Birds sing, trees swoon, squirrels play, and sometimes the crack of a branch will bring awareness to the deer watching nearby.


Truthfully I am never in silence. There is a constant ringing in my ears which I don’t believe anyone truly becomes accustomed. Through meditation and a short time wearing special hearing aids I have come to terms with the ringing and now find it comforting when meditating. There are times when it is less intense but never quiet so those who have the ability to enjoy complete silence are blessed. Does one ever really experience silence? For me, it is silent if there are no manmade noises – planes, ringing phones, radios, televisions  . . . There is nothing one can do to stop the ringing of tinnitus so it becomes part of your quiet.

“Silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers.” Anonymous

In the silence I find peace and reconnect with my inner self. This is the place where troubles are released and creativity rises. Nature is full of color and wonderful scents. It is in the silence of nature that our senses have the opportunity to experience an awakening. Everything seems brighter, happier, joyous. loving when connecting to Mother Earth.

Do you need to have constant noise? Or, do you find peace in the solitude of nature?

Love and Light!

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Author: spiritofdragonflies

My purpose in life is to inspire others to reach their goals, dreams, higher selves. Are you ready to transform your life forever? Allow me to guide you along the steps toward reaching your inspirational, exciting life. I am a lover of life, a certified Mindfulness Outdoor Experience Guide, Certified QSCA Life Coach, Therapeutic Touch practitioner, amateur photographer, and aspiring writer taking steps to reach my own goals and loving every minute. Love and Light!

15 thoughts on “Finding Silence in Nature

  1. Beautiful…your photos have me dreaming of spring!

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  2. A beautiful collection of images. Your photo of the labyrinth is special…

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  3. Beautiful, I love taking nature walks and going hiking. So peaceful and therapeutic! Thanks for sharing 😀

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  6. I immediately thought of you when I saw that the word was silence. You, Bill and my best friend all suffer from Tinnitus. I am impressed that you have been able to make it comfortable, as part of silence. Such a difficult thing to live with. Your pictures are beautiful, as always,

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    • Thank you Mary! We have to find a way to make whatever is given us work into our lives one way or the other. The alternative would be giving up and giving in. Riding the ebbs and flows of life make it all worth living. Hugs to you and Bill on international hug day.


  7. I love the sounds of nature. Solitude allows me to really absorb the colours, textures, scents and sounds.


  8. I remember walking miles & miles on glacier floors, and after that there is a point where you are afraid of taking a step ….. ahead. Suddenly you hear the cracking noises under the umbrella of deep silence. That is the spot where space dominates you and you found yourself directionless. No doubt it is an amazing experience of fear and beyond!

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