The birds, the birds!
So, every morning I walk. Taking out our white-magic-wolf-dog (Siberian Husky) is a part of my daily practise and it`s a good opportunity to meditate and find that place and time which is `now`. Not surprisingly, sound is an important part of this moment.
As we say, the past is only a memory and the future is only imagination. Only in this one moment does everything exist.
I find that when my mind wanders outside of `now`, when that chatter in my head is allowed to intrude on this moment then the world around me is silent. Sound is somehow filtered out and gets lost. When I can hear the birds, then I know that I`m back in this only moment of existence. Sometimes a particularly loud bird call brings me back, like they had actually helped me.
When I hear the birds singing, I know I`m real. Thank you to the birds.
John and June Shapter, Healing Sound Practitioners and founders of The Chiron Institute UK