It was a terrific Tuesday in South Beach. In fact it was so gorgeous this morning that I decided to skip the gym and do my cardio running along the bay.
When I returned I went to drop off my dry cleaning and some holiday cards at the post office. The Bentley was covered in plaster dust from the remodeling project in the lobby, and the detailer isn’t due for a few days. So I decided to take it up to Miami and rinse it off.
I put the windows down, with no music, radio or even self-development CDs. Just the silence. What a spiritual experience.
The air was so fresh, the clouds were like artwork and the white lines were just rolling under the car in a beautiful rhythm.
So how often do you do that?
Many of you do self-development time in the morning and that’s great. But what about quiet reflection time?
How often do you take a long drive or bike ride, or jog with no radio or audios playing? When’s the last time you just watched the sunset or sunrise? How about going to the beach watching the waves crash in or smoking some dope under the stars on the summer solstice?
At least twice a year I’ll go to Key West or some other resort and take along all of the books, CDs and DVDs I’d bought and haven’t reviewed yet. Then after I go through them all, I just noodle around on a note pad, watch the clouds, and brainstorm. Every time it gives me at least a couple million-dollar ideas.
Maybe for you it’s a cabin in the woods, a lodge in the mountains, or sitting on the banks of a creek watching the fish swim by. But there is some place and time that speaks to your soul and your creative energy. And the best way to listen is to get rid of all the background noise. Listen to the silence and let your prosperity in!