I recently spoke with a friend and made a comment about how the noise our society is transmitting steadily increases, and we agreed that as we get older, we want to silence as much of that noise as possible.
I’ve already learned to tune out many of the things that don’t resonate with me, and even things that I thought were resonating with me. For example, I just had a small resolution for this issue pertaining to the time I spent on the internet.
I used to have a fair list of websites that I visited and spent a good deal of time reading the content of, but now that I’ve trimmed that list down to the bare essentials, I find that I don’t miss any of what I used to read.
I’m still focused on creativity, but I’m embracing more Eastern philosophies as of late by taking up martial arts again, looking more into yoga, and starting to meditate. Though I’m no stranger to Eastern philosophies, my recent interest in them continues to increase.
Out of those three things, meditation has been the most beneficial, as I was able to solve some problems while meditating that eluded me through regular introspection. I’m curious to see what else I’ll dredge up from my subconscious in the future.
I also realize that my creative output is likely noise to a great deal of people and I’m perfectly fine with that. I try to transmit ideas through personal experiences that hopefully will make some sort of positive impact on the person receiving them, whether they be through words or music. If that’s not the case, so be it.
I only hope to further silence the excess noise and bring the volume up on the things that are important to me.