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It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
-- Walter Bagehot
 

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Time in silence

In silence you can think complete thoughts. In silence you can focus your awareness without being interrupted.

Silence enables you to strengthen your connection to what’s most meaningful. Silence provides fertile ground for discovery, contemplation, and insight.

Life is filled with harmony, cacophony, and individual sounds of every kind. Much of what you know and feel about the world comes to you from sound.

Yet as essential and enlightening as those sounds are, you can extend their value by regularly stepping away from them. In peaceful silence, you have space to absorb, integrate, and deepen the meaning of what you’ve heard, and seen, and experienced.

Silence challenges you to confront yourself, to touch the truth of who you are and what you care about. As unsettling as that can be, it ultimately makes you stronger, more purposeful, more resilient.

Every sound you hear consumes your attention. Spend time in silence, giving your attention a chance to restore itself, your spirit some room for reflection and renewal.

— Ralph Marston

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