Monthly Archives: September 2014

Attune

Listen. Next time you find yourself walking around Cleveland – say, from your office to the polish boy cart down the street and back – attune yourself to the noise around you. What do you hear? Cars, surely. Footsteps. Shouting. … Continue reading

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Act

The point isn’t the prayer, it’s praying. Kneeling. When you clasp your hands in prayer you’re holding the hand of someone who’s asking for help. You’re giving aid. You are accepting help. No one is listening but you. I’ve long … Continue reading

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Propel

“Octopus inspires silent propulsion system for boats and subs”

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Break

A Google News search for “silence” brings up all sorts of headlines, but the most common phrase/usage refers to a subject “breaking silence.”

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Fly

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” – Pema Chodron

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Notice

“Silence taught me to notice nature. Take a short walk outside in silence and you’ll discover the wisdom and peace that nature has to offer.” http://tinybuddha.com/blog/20-ways-sitting-silence-can-completely-transform-your-life/ ed. note: This is an exceptional and succinct list of reasons to pursue silence, … Continue reading

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Tanked

“I don’t recall what it felt like to be carried in the womb, but I imagine it was something like this: cradled, warm, dark, quiet, safe.” http://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2011/07/experiencing_bliss_in_flotatio.html

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