“Silence is an endangered species, says Gordon Hempton. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a “solar-powered jukebox.” Quiet is a “think tank of the soul.” We take in the world through his ears.”
We’ve added a link to the Reflections page to the OnBeing website for an insightful conversation about the value of silence and how hard it is to find it. Silence is not what you think it is and acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton explains in this fascinating conversation hosted by Krista Tippett.