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Listening to Silence

Not all meditation practices are silent, but those that are might offer a special health benefit that is simply the silence itself. Scientists and doctors have known for decades that loud noises are dangerous, and can cause hearing loss, both … finish reading Listening to Silence

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Solitude and Loneliness

A friend of mine is going through a hard time right now. I don’t know why, and I don’t know how I can help, partly because my friend has isolatedĀ himself from parts of his social sphere. For better or worse, … finish reading Solitude and Loneliness

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Silence, Please

“Silence, Please” is one of the most popular themes used by VisitFinland.com to attract tourists. It seems some people crave silence. But what is silence? Is it just the absence of sound? Or is it something tangible in its own … finish reading Silence, Please

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Urban Hermit

“Most of us have imagined what it would be like to live in a completely different way.” This is the vision that underlies the article, “Urban Hermit: A Different Way of Being in the World” by Mu Soeng (Insight Journal, … finish reading Urban Hermit

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