Episode 3

The power of silence

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

Resources/further reading

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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.

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The Contemplative Edge
Short reflections on the deeper questions of life helping you slow down, go within, reflect and contemplate, so that you can create change from the inside out

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Rashmir Balasubramaniam

I am an Executive Coach and Strategic Advisor to current and emerging leaders of social innovation and systems change. I've been (re)learning to live at the contemplative edge for the last 10+ years because it's key to living and working in joyful, creative flow.