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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January 29th Challenge: Shhhhhh.

Today's challenge:  Hush up.

For a period of time this Wednesday, experience as much silence as you can.
Turn off the buzzing florescents, unplug or debattery the ticking clocks, shush the electronics and radio and Get Quiet.  Take a vow of silence, for 5 minutes or for the day. 

We live in a hyperstimulated world.  There's really no such thing as true silence in the natural and certainly the human-filled world, but cut the noise as much as you can.  See what happens.  Maybe that small still voice will show up.  If nothing else, you'll give your brain a rest.

Here are a couple of resources to get your attention on the benefits of quiet.  Take a few minutes to check them out:

think tank of the soul."

Quote of the day:   “Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven't the answer to a question you've been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you're alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth 
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