The other day while getting gas, I followed the usual instructions: credit card, lift handle, select fuel, begin fueling. Much to my surprise and horror, a local news/talk show station was activated, loud enough for my rather imperfect hearing, and I had no choice but to pump and listen. As a ‘spiritual practice I have chosen not to become excessively involved in the news or in the personal opinions/hearsay of others, but here I was, a captive audience. Well, I don’t have to go that station again. I can choose another one, and hope that this kind of news blast is not becoming a trend.
My good silence story comes from All Access where I’ve been going for physical therapy on my hip. NO music is piped in. Sometimes I hear activity from the adjoining gym, but if feels like happy healthy background noise. I will always choose All Access, for the quiet and for the excellent PT.