Seeking Silence

Silence is golden. peaceful. powerful. sacred. intimate. Silence can also be awkward, dreaded, dramatic, even disturbing. Sometimes it is used to communicate anger. disbelief. disappointment. disapproval. Or to avoid saying all that needs to be said. Other times, it is issued as a punishment, a timeout. In the classroom, it might indicate learning is – or isn’t – taking…… Continue reading Seeking Silence

Meditation on Sound

Sounds happen in the present moment, always. One of the simplest, ever-present anchors we can use in formal or informal meditation practice is sound. Start with nearby sounds: your breath softly (or not-so-softly) entering and exiting your nose or mouth, the sounds in the room, the sounds of any voices or music nearby. Move to…… Continue reading Meditation on Sound