Category Archives: Silence

Quick to listen and slow to speak

I read about a little girl, whose mother saw her holding two apples. She gave the child a big smile, then asked her to give her one of them. Well, the little girl looked at the apples for a while, … Continue reading

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Calming our confused internal chatter

According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald entitled ‘Scientists Find Biological Reality Behind Religious Experience’, scientific research shows that when people pray and meditate things happen in their brains which give a sense of connectedness to a reality … Continue reading

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Photographing the presence of God

The famous neurologist Professor Andrew Newberg actually takes photographs of what believers call ‘the presence of God’. He invites people to meditate and pray in a secluded room. Then, when they are most deeply absorbed in their devotions, he injects … Continue reading

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‘Carry some quiet around inside thee.’

As part of an experiment into the effects of noise on behaviour researchers arranged for someone to drop an armful of books. In fifty percent of the cases, someone else stopped to help pick them up. The same experiment, with … Continue reading

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Everything good begins in silence

Most of us will do anything to avoid sitting alone and quietly confronting our own inner selves, which is why Pascal, the French philosopher, said: “All men’s miseries come from their inability to sit quietly and alone.” The Danish philosopher … Continue reading

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