In her memoir author Jennifer Howd discusses her participation in silent meditation. She discusses the fact that our lives are very loud, noise is all around us. Silent meditation can be practiced anywhere by sitting still and keeping quiet. She seems to prefer silent meditation retreats. At these retreats you attend a structured environment where you rise early in the morning and silently meditate a main center for about 30 minutes. When a bell rings you walk for the same amount of time. You alternate between sitting, walking and meals. In the evening the leaders give talks about meaningful subjects. This will go on for several days allowing the participant to rediscover who she is.
- It is beneficial in many ways to be with yourself in silence.
- The idea for a silent meditation retreat was when Jennifer Howd realized she needed to be clear about herself.
- Silent meditation retreats involves alternating between sitting and walking in silence.
“When we are facing a challenge in life, we’re often encouraged to talk about it with a confidante, a family member or to seek professional counsel like a therapist. But some people find more comfort in silence.”