The soul-healing sounds of nature

headphones lying on a meadow

Adam and Eve, in their untainted purity, delighted in the sights and sounds of Eden.

Ellen G. White – Ministry of Healing p.261.3

Urban noise vs wilderness symphony

Those who live in cities or even some towns are suffering from unhealthy noise pollution. Some might say it does not bother them, but that’s only because they have gotten used to it. Or perhaps they have never actually experienced the serenity that comes when one is exposed to an ambient sound of pure nature. Even the scientists agree on the benefits of the sounds of nature.

It is not a secret that even in the rural areas we hear less and less of the sounds of birds, crickets, cicadas, etc. Anyone who has lived long enough has probably noticed it. I often go back to my childhood memories and I recall the variety of creatures, which delighted my ears with their joyful chirping. After I have moved to the cities, I have mostly been exposed to blackbirds, crows and seagulls. I do understand it is a matter of taste; but if you ask me, those three birds sound really annoying.

One of the first things that captivated me, when I first visited the Philippines, was the abundance of ear-pleasing nature sounds. There were times when I felt a strong urge to record and share what my ears were catching. Here are some of the sound clips. Please be aware – I do not own any professional sound recording equipment, thus the quality of those recordings is not the best. I advise you to listen to it on headphones if you want to catch all the little nuances of those symphonies of nature.


Morning ambient sounds in the rural area of the Philippines
Sunset time ambient sounds at a seaside resort in Bohol, Philippines
Night-time ambient sounds in the rural area of the Philippines
Ambient sounds recorded at a peak of a hill on a remote island in Palawan, Philippines

Image by Med Ahabchane from Pixabay

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