The Transformative Power Of Silence

May 11, 2011 by  
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Below is a lovely piece by Amy Chavez on the significance of silence.

Amy lives in a tiny island in Japan, and because of the nuclear disaster, she is now living through rolling blackouts.  But what she talks about is how much we can learn to hear when we are actually in silence.

I have made my living by being plugged in.  I have spent a great amount of time online, on the phone, or talking.  I have always liked being social and being needed.  All the running around has given me a sense of purpose.  But, some years ago a shift started to take place.  I started to turn loneliness into solitude and reflection. Maybe it was age, loss or maybe even wisdom.  The point is I started to crave the quiet because in it I found myself.

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