We live in a loud world that’s getting louder.
We encounter noise all around us—from the chatter of polite conversations, to street noise in a big city, to the constant intrusion of the dings of notifications.
But what is all of this noise doing to us, and what does it mean to find quiet in the midst of it?
In fact, what is silence, anyway?
How can it affect our minds, our bodies, and our relationships?
Harvard and Oxford trained policymaker Justin Zorn and NASA consultant Leigh Marz join host Ron Steslow to discuss their new book, Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise.
(02:33) Leigh and Justin’s backgrounds
(07:04) Why they began practicing silence in their own lives
(12:50) Why silence feels scary
(18:30) What is noise?
(22:12) Internal silence is what people think it is
(30:19) The connection between noise and rigid thinking
(37:27) The historical significance of silence
You should read Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise : http://bit.ly/3UIGJU2
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