Quiet and Peace

We live, literally and figuratively, in an excessively “noisy” world. Scientific research, as well as anecdotal evidence, documents the toll all the noise exacts on our bodies and spirits and underscores the urgent need to dial down the clatter and chatter. Spiritual and religious texts, along with a growing body of empirical research, suggest ways to do just that. Tapping into that accumulated knowledge, we’re reminded that to truly get in touch with ourselves and relate positively to others, it’s necessary, not just desirable, to detach for a time from the clamor, listen to “the still, small voice within,” and sense our connection to a greater reality.