Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Aw, shut up
…HA’s mother would never let her say, “Shut up.” Quaint, isn’t it? More genteel times.
…Now, some experts are prescribing a little silence for what ails us.
…Janet Luhrs, pioneer of the Simplicity Movement, recommends starting each day with silence. Twelve minutes! When you first wake up.
…Hormone levels are highest in the morning. When you dump caffeine and CNN on them, you are rockin’ and rollin’.
…Eat breakfast without reading.
…Drive to work with the radio off.
…Create a silent retreat at home. Set aside an evening where no one will talk. Turn off the phone, the TV.
…Exercise silently. Your body will be able to get through to you and tell you to go faster or slower.
…The old robber barons used to “sit the silence” each morning. They claimed ideas for making more money dropped into their heads like letters through a letterslot.
…For more ideas, go to www.simpleliving.com.
…Of course, you may be seeking enlightenment, not cash. Be like that.