So much of our life is filled with noise from the radio to our televisions. Today try to spend as much time as possible in silence. Use ear plugs of noise cancelling headphones if you need to. Do as much you can to give your mind and ears a rest from noise. What do you hear in the silence?
Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.