The miracle of silence

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The landscape invites you to be a part of the endless peace that echoes in the vast wilderness. Nobody is there to hear it but you. The moment is yours, and yours alone.

The shores of the lake are completely silent. The ears become sensitive to the faintest of sounds. They detect the eternal song of the treetops, the swarming of ants on their mounds, the distant burble of the fell stream. 

The level of noise in our everyday lives keeps growing. We are so used to constant sound that silence may become hard to handle. The quiet of the North does not intrude. It invites you to rest.

In Levi, even the muted whine of a mosquito can feel relaxing.

 

Water calms the tidal waves of the mind

The pitter-patter of rain, the burble of a stream, or the gentle splash of a paddle on a serene surface. The subtle sounds of water have a soothing effect. Many feel pressure to perform, to achieve, and to succeed. Being by the water allows you to loosen up and to just receive. All of life’s answers don’t always come from within.

The jingle of a reindeer’s bell. The crackling of a campfire. The squelching sound of moss underneath your feet. The soft hiss of a stove. The howl of huskies underneath the starry sky. The rattle and hum of northern lights, and the landscape sharpened by the cold. The sighs of wind from the fells. The cheers echoing from races.

Change demands a full stop.

In silence, there is no need to stay alert and to wait for what happens next. 

30 decibels is considered silence. It is the sound of a whisper. The magical quiet of Lapland invites you to rest.

 

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