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MM#3-Extravagant Ear!

July 30, 2009
. "The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them." — Ralph Nichols


Our ears are one of our body’s powerful instruments! It allows us to hear music, listen and capture voices of our most prized relationships, hear impending danger, and enjoy conversation among many other things. Could you imagine what it would be like not to hear?

We can find balance and harmony with our bodies, and we can keep our balance thanks to our wonderful ears!  Did you know that the body’s equilibrium is kept in balance by the amount of pressure of the inner ear?  I was cleaning out my ear’s one day and accidentally knocked that q-tip a bit too far in, puncturing a hole in my ear drum…DISASTER! This was during my years as a gymnast, let’s just say I was not doing balance beam that week!

The middle ear bones are the smallest bones in our entire body and the cochlea is the hardest bone! The amplitude of the vibrations made for barely audible sounds is comparable to the diameter of a hydrogen atom, crazy! We are able to hear by sounds traveling down the external auditory canal which cause the tympanic membrane to vibrate.

Take care of those ears. Listening to sounds over 85 decibels can begin to damage your ears. Examples of such are rock concerts (110) and Boeing 747 (140). You may just want to turn that IPod down once in awhile 🙂

Ears are funny things. At one point in my life I had about six piercings and have always wanted to do one in the middle part of my ear, but have been prone to getting bad scarring 😦 Ear piercing dates back to ancient times holding symbolism for pubescent rituals to male status symbols such as Shakespeare. Now, they adorn us more as decoration and are limited in number by most employment companies.

Regardless, we learn about another amazing part of ourselves. I am so thankful for my ears, even if they may be a little funky looking. I am VERY THANKFUL for my hearing and the fact that I am able to balance, YEAH YOGA!

So remember to wash behind those ears, keep them clean (if you do use q-tips despite the warning, be careful!) Listen carefully to you, your body, and everything special! Definitely, turn a dear ear to all that negativity, who needs that!

“Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, for your soul is at stake…”-Isaiah 55:3

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