Since I was in college I have been fascinated by monastic life: monks, monasteries and everything in between. In an age of noise, here is a quote from mystic Meister Eckhart,
In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity.
As you navigate the end of your week, take a few moments to breathe deeply and enjoy the silence that already exists around you. Close out a project, organize your work space, or bring closure to something that has been bothering you. Before and afterwards is the beautiful gift of silence.
Resources for the Road
BNET: Silence is Golden, is Noise Pollution Stifling Your Business's Productivity?