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Ep 112, Sitting In Silence: What Can It Teach You?

Host & creator, natalie viglione

Silence is a master teacher. It guides us into ourselves to listen, to become aware, and to learn how to BE with in and less focus on with out. Within has the answers we seek…

In this episode, our guest is Rich Lewis whow learned that silence was truly a master teacher. The conversation deep dives into the learning to sit in silence and the practice of centering around meditation.

What does sitting in silence mean?

What can it teach us?

Here are some insights you will find in this episode:

  • How sitting in silence may help you step outside of your comfort zone and pursue new things
  • The practice assists us in letting go of who we are not, which includes ideas and feelings that are no longer serving us well.
  • That one of the benefits of sitting in quiet relieves physical tensions
  • If you have racing thoughts or no thoughts, there is no judgment and such thing as a “bad” silent sit.
  • What the role discipline plays in being consistent

Make sure to watch (or listen) the full episode below!



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Rich Lewis is an author, speaker and coach who focuses on centering prayer as a means of inner transformation. He teaches centering prayer in both his local and virtual community and offers one-on-one coaching. He publishes a weekly meditation, book reviews, and interviews on his site, Silence Teaches. Rich is author of Sitting with God: A Journey to Your True Self Through Centering Prayer.

He has published articles for a number of organizations, including Contemplative Light, Abbey of the Arts, Contemplative Outreach, EerdWord, In Search of a New Eden, the Ordinary Mystic at Patheos, and the Contemplative Writer.

Rich has been a daily practitioner of centering prayer since June 1, 2014. Centering prayer has been so life-giving and life-changing that he feels compelled to share his journey with others who wish to learn more. Rich resides with his family in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Learn more about him at www.SilenceTeaches.

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