Sam Patton

A personal blog on living a life of purpose.

Noise

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At the risk of sounding like the elderly – I think there’s too much noise these days.

To be clear; I’m not talking about decibels, but noise that adds clutter to our lives. This noise is the sound that compels you to listen whenever there’s a free moment. It is disguised as our phones, our television, our social media accounts or the constant screaming that is advertising everywhere.

It’s a conversation that were involved in, though we never asked to be included. While I don’t believe that the noise is fundamentally negative, I think we should be aware of it.

These places are what would have one been referred to as “down time” and take the shape of things like waiting rooms, standing in line, being stopped in traffic (let’s be real here, I’m sure we’ve all been there) and so on.

Today I did something that broke the mould for me; I sat by the shore and watched the sun rise. No noise – just me, present in the moment. It was a magnificent experience and one I suggest doing if it’s been a while since you saw the day begin. Once I had experienced the moment I captured it to share with you; not to prove anything – but in the hope that you’ll find some quiet from the noise too. Even if it’s only for a moment.

The Journey Begins

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later.

For those of you who’ve been here before – you’ll notice the blog is no longer what it once was.

Sometimes the best way to improve on something is to hit the ‘delete’ key and start fresh.

Within these pages you will follow my journey to a life more purposeful – I’m not there yet, but I hope you can find something here along the way which will add value to your life.

I’m looking forward to the journey, I hope you are too.

Let’s go.