Like members of a symphony orchestra, we each have our part to play, adding to a wonderful tapestry of sound. Yet being saturated in too much sound can lead to overstimulation, turning what was beautiful into noise. Over time, we can become addicted to this noise and our senses become dulled. We need times of silence so that the music stays fresh.
-Br. Jim Woodrum, SSJE
A practice for your day:
Make time today for silence. Can you unplug from media, devices, and other stimuli that crowd your day? What do you notice when you do?