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Sound of Silence

Are you afraid of silence?

I was. Being alone too long with my thoughts was never great for me. It was when doubts or fears or worries would creep in.

During a “Master Class” workshop a famed yoga instructor, Donna Farhi explained: “Pantanjali describes yoga as the settling of the mind back into its original silence so there’s an implication that that silence, that stillness in the mind, has always been there and the practice is about restoring our connection to that.”

I don’t regularly practice yoga, but that really resonated with me. I also realized how far I’ve come, and how I’m getting better at welcoming silence. Not for long - I am active and busy by nature - but in small places, in brief moments, I have learned to appreciate it more. I think it makes the really busy times easier to manage. If you’re like me, maybe you can find the same will be true for you.

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