The Silence Challenge – 30 days on

On 9th May we launched a simple challenge.  Would you join us and spend 5 minutes in silence every day for one month and to see what happens.

As I shared a while ago, it’s been an enlightening time for me personally.  I found everything around me amplified and I began to notice things I’d previously ignored.

Traditions which have engaged in silence tell us that this space enables us to listen to our own selves.  Our ‘Inner Compass’ is something which is harder to find and can be drowned out by the noise of everyday life.  Silence can give us a little glimpse into who we really are.

Lastly it’s been fun to explore silence in unexpected places.  Can we employ silence in business meetings?  Can we embrace an almost silent quality in the way we shape websites?  It’s been interesting to hear feedback on these ideas and we hope we can explore them further in the future.

Doing this Silence Challenge was always going to be an experiment.  I wonder if you’ve had a go and what you’ve thought?  My hope is that silence might become part of your world going forward.  And maybe you’ve read this article and feel as though you’d like to give silence a try – our simple guide might help you.  Why not give it a go?

“We need to find God and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence – in nature, trees, flowers and grass – they grow in silence; see the stars, the moon, the sun – they all move in silence – we need silence to touch our souls” (Mother Teresa)

 

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