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will the real yogis please shut up!?: on the gift of silence

Every so often, I visit the Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat House to escape the demanding distractions of American life and meet God in silence. I remember my first time there noticing that on all their publications, they had a slogan that went something like: We give each other the gift of silence. Such an expression both surprised me and touched me deeply; I’ve never thought of silence as a gift to others… a gift to myself. But it is. And it is the gift I long to get and give every time I walk into a yoga studio to practice present breathing and mindful Read More