Silent conversations

Nov 11, 2009

Last week, dissatisfied with the crappy feeling of waking up each morning anxious and stressed, I found myself thinking back to the silent retreat I made at the Jesuit Retreat House in Cleveland when I was in college. That experience of being silent, still, and serene, while contemplating life, love, faith and future, was life sustaining.

I’d like to add such moments of meditation back into my busy lifestyle.

One way to do that will be to participate in the November Experimonth — a monthly community challenge organized by Beck Tench — to build silent contemplation into one’s daily life. Over beers at Pinhook on Friday, Beck, Troy, Ben and I shared our needs and reasons for meditation, and I was struck by how we each readily talked about silence.

Anton Zuiker

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