Tuesday, May 26, 2009

How to Hear Inspirations

The gift of sound is amazing. It can evoke all sorts of feelings and inspirations. When we stop to listen to the sounds we have become accustomed to, it may surprise us. You see, we tend to tune out unnecessary noise, often missing the story it might tell.

Take a moment now, and close your eyes. Listen to the sounds you hear for 3 to 5 minutes. When you open your eyes, use every adjective you can think of to describe those sounds. Then add nouns to help others identify them. Finally add verbs to represent their actions.

Take this exercise and turn it into a poem or story. If you heard multiple noises, you might end up with more than one piece of literature. Let the sounds be your guide. Let them take your spirit where they will. There is vision beyond the noise, and it is your job to bring awareness to all who might not have the chance to hear it.