The New York Times: The Joy of Quiet

The author of this article reminds us that what gives us true joy is being absorbed in a moment, whether it’s reading a book, having a conversation, or listening to music. The Joy of Quiet is “that kind of happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens.” – Monk David Steindl-Rast.

Vivienne Flesher

Read the article HERE.

“A series of tests in recent years has shown, Mr. Carr points out, that after spending time in quiet rural settings, subjects “exhibit greater attentiveness, stronger memory and generally improved cognition. Their brains become both calmer and sharper.” More than that, empathy, as well as deep thought, depends (as neuroscientists like Antonio Damasio have found) on neural processes that are “inherently slow.” The very ones our high-speed lives have little time for.”

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