April 11th, 2020

speaker, consultant, coach

Quote of the day

Photo by Sid Sun on Unsplash
Photo by Sid Sun on Unsplash

“A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.”
Lewis Mumford

speaker, consultant, coach

All quiet

Photo by Nanda Green on Unsplash
Photo by Nanda Green on Unsplash

Good morning.

I was up again before 5 am. I did, thankfully, enjoy a reasonable night's sleep.

The coffee is feeling extra mellow this morning, and much needed. I only drink two cups a day and savour each one as if it might be my last. Seriously.

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure to sit and listen to John Butler's live broadcast of his silent meditation. No, that's not a mistake: if you listened carefully there was a cacophony of birds in the background who refused to be drowned out by the picture of John in a field leaning on his walking stick. For me, it was a much-needed antidote to all the out-and-front and very loud content that's suddenly appeared online.

Why I wonder don't we embrace silence?
Are we scared to be with our thoughts?
Have we been pre-programmed in some way to avoid its presence?

Perhaps it doesn't have to have a reason. My silence is mine — however it shows up — and yours, is equally yours. 

Should we make it a practice?

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