Balancing Above the Noise, by Lisa Bartell
“STOP the NOISE”, screamed Margaret. “STOP the NOISE”.
“Surely my mind will be overwhelmed by the never ending sounds of fear and sadness, hate and anger unless I discover a way to bring balance to my life. Am I only listening to the negative voices and believing they are in conrol”?
Margaret began a daily ritual of writing in her journal. The more she wrote, the clearer her mind became. Margaret was on a journey of new discoveries. She found in her heart, the joy of creating and how it connected her to a greater positive energy she longed to share. She noticed the pleasure of walks with her dogs who taught her to look around and get excited about the small stuff. “Yeah, I know we’ve seen hundreds of squirrels, but it’s still so amazing!”Margaret realized she had to let go. She had to trust life and not be afraid of death or love or friendship or even herself. She realized the sound of love would always exist and be louder than any other noise.