Make-It Magic October continues. Tonight I led 20 fabulous people into silence and stillness for several minutes. It may not sound sexy and it’s the antithesis of spectacular, but they went willingly.  We made it quiet on a level that rarely happens when people are gathered. These days, it’s probably rare to be that quiet even in solitude.

Silence calms the heart and the relaxes the nervous system. Don’t take my word for it – here’s the scientific evidence to back that claim: Larsen, P.D., & Galletly, D. C. (2006). The sound of silence is music to the heart. Heart, 92 (4), 433-434.