In a loud and distracting world, finding pockets of stillness can benefit your brain and body. Here are four science-backed reasons why.
When the mind finds silence, we find ourselves touching the moment of this moment. The outer world makes much more sense when we have a big inner world of silence. Inner quietude is our anchor for a life overcoming the noise. Are we ready to add the word silent to our next retreat?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.