The Power of Silence in a World of Noise
Silence isn’t just the absence of noise. It’s a presence that brings us energy, clarity, and deeper connection. Leigh Marz, a confessed naturalist and leadership coach, and Justin Talbot Zorn, a policymaker and meditation teacher on Capitol Hill, explore the meaning of silence in a wide range of contexts—from the West Wing of the White House to San Quentin’s death row; from Ivy League brain research laboratories to rock concerts and underground psychedelic circles. Their book, Golden, looks broadly at noise—not just in our ears, but also on our screens and in our heads, and offers a field guide to getting beyond the noise. Drawing on lessons from neuroscience, business, spirituality, politics, and the arts, Justin and Leigh explore why auditory, informational, and internal silence is essential for physical health, mental clarity, ecological sustainability, and vibrant community. Read Full Bio »
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