This last week I went for my runs outside & without an IPOD. its amazing what you can hear & pay attention without extra noise. I was able to focus on my breathing & my motion & actually heard a lot more than that. The gratitude for my surroundings was extremely loud!
I just ran thinking how amazingly grateful I am for where I live. Here I was running next to a lake, there were no bombs, no war... I feel extremely privliged to live in such a beautiful & peaceful environment & country.
And when I see Mt. Hood looking like this, the gratitude flows even more. I am loving to live in a little bit more silence. Its been amazing what I have "heard" in the "quiet"!