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Silent Meditation

What To Know Before Taking A Meditation Retreat

Jennifer Howd | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Howd

Deciding to attend your first silent meditation retreat is a big deal. But the good news is, it's totally doable! Even if the thought of unplugging from modern life seems downright daunting -- chances are, it'll prove more than worth it.

What I Learned From Spending 5 Days In Total Silence

Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Sasha Bronner

Revealing to people that I was going to be silent for five days inspired all sorts of responses. They were even more baffled when I clarified that I would do so alone, over New Year's Eve and my birthday.

Heartfulness Meditation: The Seven Steps

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Joy is in the little things. The simple joys make for a life strong in heartfulness where everyday stress doesn't pierce the sunshine of who we really are.

The Heart of Awareness

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Silence, retreat, and meditation are the main ingredients many are discovering to find and live in the heart of awareness. Silence naturally washes the noise within us. We find inner stillness that is at the center of our heart.

The Silence of Summer

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Summer silence stops many who never stop. The silence this time of year is just too powerful. Even those who think this is no time to slow down do find time to go slower. The silence, afternoon clouds, and evening sunset are just too spectacular for almost everyone to ignore.

Silent Retreat: Uncovering Our Interior Life

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

When we live our life in the limited world of thought and some feeling, is it any wonder that many do not believe there is a soul, no less know our soul for the treasure that it is?

Silent Retreat: Seeking Deeper Meaning and Purpose

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Simplicity, solitude, and silence are common themes to the explorers of life's questions and the discoverers of life's answers. Our willingness to settle into some days of simplicity, living without plans, just being, opens a path.

Silence: Where Religion Ends And Our Personal Sanctuary Begins

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

In silence we find the steps within where everything that is good is present. In silence are the steps to perfect joy. Whether we are busy with the details of modern life or live as a monk and mystic in the woods, sooner or later each of us will travel the inner silence of our hearts.

How to Be Silent

Molly Moynahan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Molly Moynahan

I tell my writing students to stop talking because they will not hear anything without the silence. The cats sit in my lap, stare at me, but they don't meow. They understand the rarity of this time together before the talking resumes and the silence is lost forever.

Ringing in the New Year in Silence, Simplicity and Joy

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Instead of celebrating and partying with the usual aches and discomfort the next day, why not be in the perfect stillness and let the peace and quiet bring its special presence into our lives?

New Year, Old Problem: How to Deal With Life's Disappointments

Claudia Ricci | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Claudia Ricci

I'm ready to make a few New Year's resolutions: I vow to try out Waldman's notion of "shouldlessness," that is, to live without tight hold of a map about how life should proceed. I vow to try to embrace life exactly the way it is, in all of its imperfections. I also vow to try to learn to live with the discomfort of disappointment.

Christmas Eve, Silent Night: An Invitation Restore The Stillness Within You

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Maybe the gift of silence is what this year's holiday is really about. The gift of silence can restore the mystic within an unbelieving soul. Given the opportunity, the peace and stillness this Christmas Eve can restore something even more beautiful: our innocence.

A Perfect Christmas Present To Give Yourself: The Gift Of Silence

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

This season, we can give ourselves the gift of embracing our hearts in silence. Our crowded thoughts come from a crowded heart. Taking time to enjoy silence is time for the simple beauty of life.

This Will Nourish Your Soul (And You Can Find It Just About Anywhere!)

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

To let go and fall into the arms of silence carries us into the sweetness of surrender. It is to become a master in the humble art of living.

11 Ways Silence Can Strengthen Your Soul

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

As soon as we enter into silence, there are gifts that renew and strengthen our essential selves. These gifts are qualities that enlighten and bring real joy. I call these qualities "muscles of the heart."

Dare To Be Quiet

Laura Munson | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Munson

I'll present this as a questions: When was the last time you spent an entire day just sitting on a bench? Not in a city, but in a garden? An empty garden? Not talking.

The Compelling Spiritual Discipline Of Asceticism

Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.

Spiritual training and obedience to a life of faith still exists today, so many centuries later, and its core themes crop up once more in the growing popularity of meditation and prayer