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The Power of Silence

By Ely North, published on Jul 28, 2013

“Silence is a source of great strength.” ~Lao Tzu

It’s really hard to find silence. I thought it would be easy, but apparently I’m an idiot. I mean, silence is simply the absence of sound. Any fool can pick out a quiet place and connect with this source of great strength Lao Tzu is referring to, right? Not quite.

Noise seems to surround me at all times. Noise comes from my constantly-running information sources – radio, television, internet, social media – which I can barely pull myself away from. Noise springs from my mechanical appliances – buzzing refrigerator,... (more)

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