Close your eyes for 3 or 4 seconds and listen to your surroundings, how many distinct sounds do you hear? I’ll bet you counted more then a handful. We are surrounded by noise, most of which we are barely conscious of and we’ve come to accept our life bereft of silence and forgotten how important embracing silence is.
The noise of passing cars, scraping snow shovels, clicking keys and muffled smart phones while important to our serenity is not the noise I want you to think about. No, I want you to think about the noise inside your head that’s shouting to get out. It’s our thoughts and internal conversations constantly taking place inside all of us that gets in the way of meaningful Dialogue.