Silence exercise for the week: Go to a museum
When was the last time you went to a museum? There is so much inspiration for silence there!
I just went to a museum today: Not the Guggenheim–the Google museum. In an effort to find non-verbal inspiration for stillness, I went to Google Images and here is what I found.
Which of these paintings inspires the stillness in you?
Are you inspired by nature?
Are you inspired by order?
How about the face of stillness?
Personally, I am inspired by images of empty rooms, light, and windows.
Have I inspired you to visit a museum this week? If you roll up all the time you usually spend on Facebook in a typical week, you will likely have enough time to stop by a museum or gallery in your town or city. If you’re looking for some more quiet in your life, this is a good way to do it.
Don’t “think” while you’re there. Don’t seek out specific artists. Don’t look at the titles of the paintings. Seek out the ones that speak to your soul and sit with them for a few minutes. Soak them up. Art is a great cure for the noisies.