Thoughts weighing heavy on my conscience
And the stress of life slowly eating away at me
I wanted to just escape
I found myself a quiet place
I switched off every other sense
I sat down and I just listened.
I let the harmonious musical instruments of nature take me away.
The air moving in and out as I took each breath.
The rustling of leaves as they fell to the earth.
The whispers of the wind as it gushed by.
This annoying buzzing made by a nearby fly.
I even took notice of the internal sensations.
My body’s loud but silent wonders.
The sound of my beating heart.
The butterflies I sometimes feel in my gut.
The silent thumps of my feelings bouncing around in my mind.
I still didn’t have the answers I wanted but I got up with a smile.
I realized without happiness it wouldn’t be life.