The Joy of Quiet


What would happen if you devoted scheduled time each work week to turning off computers and phones?  What would be possible by giving everyone quiet uninterrupted time?

Pico Iyer wrote about this topic on The Opinion Page of the Sunday New York Times:

“The urgency of slowing down – to find the time and space to think – is nothing new, of course, and wiser souls have always reminded us that the more attention we pay to the moment, the less time and energy we have to place it in some larger context. “Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for our miseries,” the French philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote in the 17th century, “and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.” He also famously remarked that all of man’s problems come from his inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”

Read the article here