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In the pause: Listen and silent have the same letters

In my reading yesterday I came across this quote: “Listen and silent are spelled with the same letters. Think about that.” I thought about how much we miss because we’re so busy having our say. This year as I’m pausing, I’m also making a concerted effort to listen more—to my own heart and to the hearts of others. There’s a lot of noise in the world, a lot of people crowing as loud as they can, as often as they can, about as much as they can. In a time like this, I’ve found a lot of comfort in some time set aside every day for silence and listening. Peace of mind, peace of body, peace of soul.

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This just in: Why I spend a little time every day in silence

The power of quiet
The power of quiet

There is something to be said for spending some time every day being quiet. Sometimes it’s to really hear and understand what someone else is saying. Sometimes it’s to keenly observe what’s happening around us. And sometimes it’s just to remember and recognize that the beat of our heart and the sound of our breath is a miracle.