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The power of silence
Episode 322nd March 2021 • The Contemplative Edge • Rashmir Balasubramaniam
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In this episode, we explore the power and benefits of spending time in silence.

Timestamps to key points

[01:26] - Florence Nightingale quote

[01:48] - The etymology of “noise”

[02:23] - What the research on silence says

[05:10] - What do you think are the benefits of silence, when defined more broadly?

[05:25] - Reflect on the benefits of silence that you have experienced and noticed in others?

[06:10] - The benefits and value of silence at a personal level

[07:57] - A personal experience of silence and stillness

[08:46] - Silence enables us to know ourselves at a deeper level

[09:23] - David Whyte quote on silence and essence

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In upcoming episodes, we’ll explore the silence in relationships, the paradox of silence and nature, and ways to make more use of silence.