May 01, 2017

Mindfulness 101: The Sound of Silence

Debi Galler


Hello darkness, my old friend,
I’ve come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.



Paul Simon might have been on to something when he wrote those words. In today’s world, we all could do with a bit more silence.

As lawyers practicing in this digital age, we are surrounded by noise and distraction. Perhaps it is the ping of our varied electronics, perhaps it is just ambient noise from our surroundings, or perhaps it is the internal monologue that seems to go on without respite. With all that noise and distraction, it can be very difficult to find space just to think, ponder, consider, create.

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