It’s been a trying day. I wish it would rain so things could calm down. That’s one of the benefits of rain…even in summer. The American Heart Association did a study that showed how just listening to rain is very calming and soothing. Listening to a soft rain falling can be very therapeutic for you.
If it were raining my brain would stop racing and my heartbeat will slow down. If it were raining, I could pay attention to the sounds of the drips or watch the stream fall from the sky. The streets would be black and gold as far as I could see. I could hear the whisper from people, a sign of peace and delicate communication. I could zone out and do my tasks gracefully with ease. If it rained, I could gain a sense of self, some clarity. My mind can clean like the windows and the streets. If it would only rain.
Malene K. White, LMHC, EMDR, CASAC-T