The Power of Silence in a World of Noise with Justin Zorn & Leigh Marz


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Leigh Marz is a consultant and leadership coach. Justin Zorn is a former policy maker and meditation teacher in the US Congress. They are the co-authors of “Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise”. In their book, they redefine silence as a presence that brings us energy, clarity, and deeper connection.
We explore noise overload, the restorative power of silence on the brain, and the connection between pristine silence and awe.
Recorded on 9/8/22
0:00 How loud has our world become?
4:39 A thought experiment on taking a vow of silence
9:14 The cost of information overload
12:56 Taking a healthy “smoke break”
16:33 How Gandhi embraced the restorative power of silence
19:20 What is the difference between meditation and sitting in silence?
23:22 Silence as a “presence”
26:29 The instinct to fill the room with noise and chatter
28:55 Letting awe follow from the silence
31:58 Leigh and Justin’s unique tips on the craft of interviewing
37:11 “What is the greatest silence you’ve ever known?”
48:18 The non-economic value of silence
49:45 Where to start the practice of embracing silence?
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