Fender’s Silent Strings

by Sherry Riter in Health,Stress

Fender Guitar and Strings

The world is all gates,
all opportunities,
strings of tension
waiting to be struck.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson~




What do you hear?

The washing machine swooshing,

the drone of kids screaming,

airplanes flying overhead,

the television blasting,

vehicles driving past,

or cows mooing?

When peace is what you’re seeking, all those sounds end up under one category – noise.

Cultivating inner peace requires a reduction of stress and the best way to start that process is to give yourself time to be alone with your thoughts. Focusing your mind within to explore the essence of self, goals, dreams, health, worry, anger, resentment, relationships, and everything that makes up your world.

Nothing can be explored completely when there is noise blocking your thoughts and dividing your attention.

Remove the noise and give yourself time to enjoy silence.

You don’t like it silent? Every night you look forward to a peaceful night’s sleep filled with none other than silent oblivion don’t you?

Yeah, that’s what I thought – you love sleeping!

I get it…you don’t like it silent so that you can hear your thoughts!

Well, that is exactly why you need to have quiet time to heal and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. Constant noise is not conducive to introspection. Actually, it produces negative stress which can produce:

  • heart attacks/strokes
  • decreased blood circulation
  • high blood pressure
  • rapid heartbeat
  • coronary artery disease
  • susceptibility to illness
  • arthritis
  • diabetes
  • back pain
  • neck pain
  • chronic pain
  • hives
  • hair loss
  • sleeping problems
  • headaches
  • constipation
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • pre-menstrual symptoms
  • less sexual desire
  • difficulty before/during/after pregnancy
  • aggression
  • headaches
  • body aches
  • nightmares
  • moodiness
  • tiredness/exhaustion
  • low self-esteem
  • inability to focus
  • tension
  • irritability
  • loneliness
  • depression
  • anxiety

Obviously, peace and quiet isn’t just hype.

Your mind will thank you.

Your body will thank you.

Your soul will thank you.

Go ahead and try it.


Be still.

For just a little while each day, make it a point to let silence fill your senses and release the strings of tension that pluck at your inner peace.

The Redhead Riter


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Leslie January 29, 2011 at 11:37 am

Thanks Red (hey.. I'm getting your name right these days!) You're so right.. a moment of silence during the day is so refreshing. While I was home most of the day by myself along with the animals and the house was mostly silent, except for the wash machine swooshing, it wasn't until I took my compost container outside to walk through the 2' of snow to the composter that I actually found this amount of pure silence. Even though I was knee high in snow and found it a struggle to walk all the way back to the composter I suddenly found myself just standing in all the snow in the furthest part of my backyard just soaking in nature and thoroughly enjoyed..


2 Bleeding Healer January 29, 2011 at 12:17 pm

It's beautiful,so true,silence is what we crave for. Silence the pathway for positive thoughts..
Feel more calm now..


3 TJ January 29, 2011 at 9:01 pm

wow, that is a long list of troubles,lol, I better find me a cave at my age,lol



4 Lori January 30, 2011 at 2:49 am

That's great advice and for me it couldn't have come at a better time. Thank you for that! 🙂


5 Bev February 2, 2011 at 4:09 am

I like silence at times. Great post!


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