The Days of Silence

For the past few days I haven’t talked much. I can’t remember the last time I got to be this quiet. You see my kids are headed to the United States to visit their grandparents so I had most of the weekend to myself. I did office work, straightened my living space, got the mail. I slipped into a rhythm of silence that has been equally delicious and refreshing.

People pay big bucks to ‘go dark’ in their lives, entering a space of meditation at retreats or special digital device-free vacations.Today we actually have to go out of our way to quiet down.

How often do we enter the silence in our lives?

Silence is hard to come by. Even in the most pastoral settings, our modern-day world encroaches on our personal solitude through airplanes overhead or autobahns near by. It is rare to find a place in the developed world where there is no sound.

It’s everywhere.

Could you spend a morning not saying a word? Is it possible?

Slow silence nurtures the soul. You can start by turning off the radio, going offline and minimzing your verbal communication for even just an hour.

Try it. You might find that less is indeed more.

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