The Universe produces much different noise than the created noise that whirls around in one’s head. The external noise from the Universe satisfies, the internal noise in one’s head does not.
I have been spending time at the NJ shore and the bed I sleep in is right near a window where I can hear the waves breaking. It’s such a calming sound as I lay there reflecting on the way my view of life has been changed. In August it was fifty-seven years that I am in this current form and I would have to say a good portion of my life has passed. This is not an issue because of the view of life that’s been revealed to me. It’s not a perfect life, but it is a life of perfection because it’s being lived as it unfolds. If that means I have the breaking waves from the ocean as the background of the evening sounds, than so be it, but it doesn’t have to be that way in order for life to be perfect. If I was somewhere else and the back ground sound was someone snoring, life would still be perfect because regardless if things are how one wants them, they will always be the way that they are. The way that they are is perfect, whether they’re wanted that way or not.
One’s given life is the only life to be lived. This view makes all of life a blessing when it’s accepted. An accepted life is a life of peace. You can have the ocean right outside your window, but if the air conditioning is desired, the ocean will not be heard. It will still be there, but taking advantage of its calming affect will be lost in the earthly desire of being comforted by the air conditioner. This is what we give up when we conform to the world, the natural blessings of the Universe. The connection we get by listening to the sounds of the Universe can always be expanded, but it will take discipline to allow the worldly noise to settle so Universal sounds can be noticed. When one conforms to worldly noise it’s what one will look to for satisfaction. When you hear Universal sounds, it’s the Universe that satisfies. And the Universe provides so much more satisfaction even though this isn’t known until the mind gets quiet enough to understand it. Listen to the Universal sounds and connect with life or listen to the worldly noise and connect with the worlds desires. It’s a choice, but choose wisely because what’s listened to will be the very thing that determines if one is truly satisfied.