Silence is a beautiful concept.

No phone calls. No shouting. No police sirens. Nothing. Just a sense of calmness, stillness and peace. A feeling that can’t be beaten.

During the last 5 weeks I have been taking exams and as I’m sure you know it’s a daunting concept. Do you want to know the first thing I do when I sit at my desk in the exam hall?


I turn my hearing aid off. That’s it, I can’t hear anything. One of my five senses has been blocked and the feeling of peace fills my mind. My heart beat increases at this moment. Although the feeling may be calm there is always a sense of anticipation that I might miss something that someone says.

We all have had that moment whether it be in the bath washing your hair, diving into the swimming pool and taking your breast stroke pull into the water of total and utter silence. When your ears are free from the world as they enjoy the freedom of no sound under the water. That moment your ears hit the water is one that I face on a day-to-day basis. The moment of silence.

I love it. Your other 4 senses of taste, sight, touch and smell all still function with ease. You can still watch the world go by with one less thing to worry about: sound.

I dare you right now to embrace silence for a moment. Put your headphones in with no music or simply block out the noise filling into your ears.

Enjoy it. Appreciate it. Love it.