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When everything is found to be vibrations of energy, the sounds surrounding you become important. What vibrations you put yourself around or what you utter gains a new importance.
In yogic lore, Shiva is said to be able to utter Aum three times and create a universe. This, like most stories, should not be taken as fact, but rather it should be considered that the sounds we as humans experience and the motion of the cosmos are both forms of vibration; this shouldn’t be underplayed.
On a mythical side of science (don’t be fooled into thinking that science doesn’t have its fair share) Copernicus is said to have heard the music of the spheres, or a mathematical precision and perfection meeting our everyday solid perception of the world. Mystics experience states where their whole existence, and the world around them, is only sound. But whether a yogi, scientist of gas station worker, all are connected by being or being affected by vibrations of energy.
Yet there is a tremendous power in silence, and not just the awkward kind. But it is only when there is quiet inside and out that anything deeper about you can be tapped into. It is only when some level of peace is established that the energy of stillness can be accessed. In the city, there is a constant noise base. Not only are there fumes, but also a constant barrage of auditory pollution. Even in deep within parks there is a constant hum. In the home there is the TV running or your friend or neighbor’s mouth running or some music playing. All of these sounds are going in, but who or what is behind them? When I look around it is either big engines, many small engines or money incentives. I don’t put my trust in either to connect me to a greater experience of life. There is such as sound mass in large cities that it affects humans in non-direct ways as well.
Water has memory; it remembers words like love or hate or stupid. Why wouldn’t it remember or take note of all the rubbish frequencies being blown into it, whether in the pipes or in a glass? There is much unmeasured upset that is transferred to humans this way. Even if you’re not in a city, a modern household can be plenty loud with little occasion so it is very important to set aside quiet time wherever you are and with whomever you are.
Constant bombardment to any sense or mechanism will make it less sensitive or effective. If you see headlights while going down a country road, suddenly there are half the stars in the sky as the moment before. It is the same with the other senses or even inputs in electronics. You amp up the power more and more waste as heat occurs or you yell and the louder you get, the less people listen. In an amped-up environment people are bound to be desensitized. Currently, the majority of society is numbed, and it is often by self action. There are some factors that are simply out of one’s control, and sound pollution is one of them. This is an ailing and immeasurable foul to society but the harm of an abundance of chaotic rumbles is hardly ever notes. If some one in a household requests the music off or the TV down, they are called a freak having a bad day. If a person goes down the street and notices the sidewalk shaking their feet, it is no longer just a relationship problem, it is a societal one. If you are one of these people, you should move to the forest!
See, everything goes in and takes affect. Some people have very good filters and the gibberish stays out. You may find stress-free goddesses in the noisiest and crowded of places but they are few. Even if you are a stone, the water wears. The shear density of mass of sound in a large city like NYC will swallow people up; make them more conducive to entertaining strict ways of being things and to being creatures of habit. When you’re born into such noise, you don’t only inherit your dad’s bum knee or a breast cancer gene, you also get a ticket to an unconscious sound with great momentum. It often prevents one from observing any other pitch, say a misty view of the moon or water rolling down the curb or whatever it is. I want people to sometime experience sound without their ears. But it is so damn hard with a constant barrage always blaring away.
i was fortunate enough to be raised where quiet time was respected; I hope you find, make or embrace it.