Episode #48 Sit In Silence
It’s not exactly a new idea: there’s something profound that happens when we step away from all the noise and embrace the quiet. This week Dr. Michael Brown and Dan Costello discuss the power of putting this truth into practice.
Honestly it was the most scary thing when you are in the middle of a world pandemic and you have three little kids, and you just were told that you have to stay in your house. So we were like, ‘Is this really happening? Do I have COVID in the middle of the COVID pandemic?’Dan Costello
- It is difficult to engage in reflective practices when we are unwilling to eliminate distractions.
- Our world is so fast-paced that sometimes even rest can feel exhausting.
- Silence may cause us to think about those ideas and realities we would rather avoid.
- Sometimes we don’t recognize how much noise is in our lives until we sit in silence.
- The three steps of sitting in silence are to remove distractions, to reflect on our identities, and to rest.
- When we take the time to sit in silence, our minds often wander to the people who matter most.
- Spend one commute each day sitting in complete silence.
- Endure the discomfort of silence as long as necessary until you experience its benefits.
- Each time you sit in silence, invest a few minutes afterward writing down the important ideas you considered and the emotions you felt.
In This Episode
Commit To Meditation
When we learn to stop wondering about the past and worrying about the future, transformational change can occur. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Tyler Schwanz discuss how meditation can help us reflect, recharge, and reframe our lives.
Start A Journal
Emotions and devotions, prayers and gratitude, food and fitness… the possibilities are endless! This week, Dr. Michael Brown and business executive Dan Costello contemplate their shared conviction that keeping a journal is for everyone.
Eliminate The Distractions
The average American checks their phone over 300 times per day – more often than every 5 minutes! This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Shawn Cramer empathize with our addiction to distraction and describe the pathway to a life of focus and purpose.