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Why You Should Make Time For Silence And Solitude

Entrepreneur | Thai Nguyen | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

In our technology saturated world, with more devices than ever, entrepreneurs are finding it impossible to get unplugged. They say Smartphone users ch...

How I Finally Recognized And Listened To My Inner Voice

Lisa Lewtan | Posted 05.26.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Lewtan

Recently I arrived at a one-day retreat not realizing that most of our activities were going to be completed in silence. We were an eclectic group of 25 semi-spiritual women. Each of us had carved out the day for self-reflection and renewal.

Silence Is Golden

Robyn Brentano | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Robyn Brentano

It probably isn't a coincidence that we are learning about the benefits of silence and meditation just at the moment that the world is becoming noisier and busier than ever. However, it is one thing to hear this, read this, and know this fundamental truth in an abstract way.

Can We Hear the Small Bird in Our Heart Singing?

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

The heart has many faces, many moods. But there is one heart that is time-tested and true. It is the monastic heart and it is in each of us. The mona...

Checking Intention: How We Can Promote Constructive Online Dialogue

Lauren E. Galvan | Posted 05.23.2015 | Technology
Lauren E. Galvan

This morning, I realized that I live in an era in which silencing others' opinions online means psychologically shutting people up, or making people f...

The Grace of Silence

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Silence is not talked about much except in the context of how are we surviving all the noise we are living with. Surviving is what we are doing. Than...

Life As a Thirty-Something: One Lesson Learned

Mac Grambauer | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Mac Grambauer

One thing I've discovered in my experience as a 30-year-old is that, while I had no angst about reaching this particular age and no specific expectations about my 30-year-old life, I have come to require, seemingly quite recently, higher standards for myself.

The Secret of Poetry That Reaches a Truly Wide Audience

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 04.12.2015 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

If anyone could predict which books will sell, publishing wouldn't be the dumb business it really is. Publishers have always made their livings guessing, pretending we have fingers on the pulse of what readers want and need.

8 Ways to Sustain Your Inner Connection No Matter What's Happening Around You

Laurie Seymour | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurie Seymour

Life is full of all kinds of noise. Consider how your whole body gets impacted by daily life. Right now, as you read this, is your body tight? Do you...

The Key to True Transformation

Martha Pasternack | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

Have you noticed that there is a lot of talk these days about transformation being the brass ring on the personal growth fast track? Have you noticed ...

Healing Our Times of Not doing and Not Knowing With Silence and Meditation

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

The peace and quiet of silence heals our fears. With less fear, new solutions, creativity, and life begins. Connecting to a deeper part of ourselves in meditation touches and relieves our separateness. We don't have to be doing. It is alright not to know. There is something greater, a larger picture to see and experience.

Slowing Down to Listen

Cassidy Hall | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion
Cassidy Hall

I only knew Bill for about 2 years and the culmination of his kindness, generosity, openness, and love, accounted for a lifetime with a surrogate grandfather.

The Heart Inside My Chest Is Not My Own

Jessica Katz | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Jessica Katz

I quiet myself down, take deep breaths and listen to my heart beat. Sometimes the world can seem so chaotic, that only breathing can bring me back to the center of who I am.

10 Ways to Get More in Touch With Your Soul

Elyse Santilli | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

There is a difference between your ego and your soul. Your ego is the image you have of yourself and your social mask, whereas your soul is who you tr...

Daily Meditation: Enter Silence

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.16.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Listen in the Silence

Shelley Danzy | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelley Danzy

Perhaps the numbers are in the thousands or millions, I don't know, but many of us are living on the edge of life, thinking that we have the perfect balance and that there's never a risk of falling off.

Listening to Silence

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 03.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

The meaning and relationship we have with silence varies greatly depending on time, place and personality types but generally it can be defined as the absence of sound or complete stillness.

The Gift of Silence

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Silence speaks for the part of life that is beyond words, beyond description. Sitting for sometime in its sanctuary and we find a place within us that is centered, whole, a place of trust.

When Silence Gives the Opera Meaning

Henriette Lazaridis | Posted 02.03.2015 | Arts
Henriette Lazaridis

It's a marvel to me that the moment I would consider the opera's most powerful -- indeed, the moment in which the underlying seriousness of this seemingly comic fluff reveals itself -- comes in silence.

Silence: Not Just For The Night Before Christmas

Carl McColman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion
Carl McColman

If Christmas gets filled with the thumping beat of religious rock 'n' roll and the "silent night" gets drowned in the clamor of our endless array of mobile devices, then it seems to me that far more is at stake here than a Jesus vs. Santa smackdown.

Advent: Into the Silence

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

My prayer -- for myself and others -- is that we might all have some quiet to reflect upon the true purpose of the Advent Season. I am reminded of what it must have been like for the ancient followers of God, awaiting the coming of the Messiah.

Silence and Kindness in the Wake of #Ferguson

Kelly Suellentrop | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact
Kelly Suellentrop

Every part of what is now just known as #Ferguson is a tragedy. Loss of life, loss of community, loss of businesses, loss of reputation, loss of faith. It has become something bigger than me, bigger than all of us, and represents many different struggles.

It's Time to Stop Cooperating With Those Who Mistreat You

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

Here are five keys to help you unlock the power within to help you spot, stop, and release anyone or thing in your life that is toxic to your spirit. And to be brave enough to face it, fix it or at the very least get away from it.

Silence Is Speaking... Will We Listen?

Cassidy Hall | Posted 12.23.2014 | Arts
Cassidy Hall

I'm continually engulfed in modern day life with beeps, vibrations, commercials, news feeds -- a variety of attacks on all my senses. Yet, silence's mystifying self still delicately reaches for my curious heart.


Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

There was an extreme presence in everything that surrounded me, except it had only imperceptible movement, the invisible growth of trees, of bamboos growing under the earth, the quiet trace of a dragonfly in the air.