Day of Chosen Silence

August Meditation, 2019

I am not sure of the actual reason – but when I practice my days of silence I slow down. On my walk today, I got to wondering about whether, indeed, our mouths or verbal centers are directly connected to speeding up. Perhaps, but what I do know is that silence as a practice has an impact on the function of the brain. Studies that show that mindfulness and meditation, particularly when practiced with consistency, grow the parts of the brain associated with compassion and self-awareness and shrink the parts of the brain associated with stress (https://bit.ly/31Mu1Yi). I believe this is precisely what happens with the deliberate and consistent practice of silence. And I think it spills over int

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