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Why Silence


Silent Walk, Jewish Museum, Berlin

  • Silence has always been a fundamental part of spiritual, artistic and linguistic practice.

  • Human beings evolved in silent spaces and some degree of silence is crucial to our health.

  • Silence is a critical element of recovery from illness, leading to greater wellbeing, anxiety reduction, and awareness of body, mind and nature.

  • Silence is a pre-requisite of attention and listening, and provides opportunities for people to recharge their batteries, to think, dream, reflect and be heard. As such, it can be the precursor to political action and to the promotion of Human Rights

β€œIn our contemporary existance, noise is the forgotten pollutant.”
Source: Stuart Sim – Manifesto for Silence (2007)