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Finding Your Purpose: A Guide to Personal FulfillmentRevised Edition by Barbara Braham

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Chapter 15. Cultivating Silence

Silence stands outside the world of profit and utility. It cannot be exploited for profit; you cannot get anything out of it. It is “unproductive,” therefore it is regarded as useless. Yet there is more help and healing in silence than in all useful things.”

—Max Picard, Swiss philosopher

There are many ways to make space for silence, and the most common ones are listed as follows. Read through each one and put a check in the box if you could make this a regular part of your life. Being silent is not something that you do once a year. Ideally, you need some quiet time every day. During times of transition or when you need to make important decisions, you may need longer periods of solitude and silence.

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