Quiet and Peace by Jerry Lazarro
We live, literally and figuratively, in an increasingly “noisy” world. Scientific research, as well as anecdotal evidence, documents the toll all the noise exacts on our bodies and spirits, and it underscores the urgent need to dial down the clatter and chatter. Spiritual and religious texts, along with this growing body of empirical research, suggest ways to do just that. This aggregate knowledge gleaned from science as well as religion reminds us that to remain true to ourselves and relate positively to others, it’s necessary, not just desirable, to detach from time to time from the clamor, to listen to “the still, small voice within,” and to restore our tacit connection to a greater reality.