3 Ways to Tune Out the World and Find Your Creative Voice
From Debussy to Einstein, many creative masters have sung the praises of silence.
If you've got an hour:
Join the Silent Writers Collective, which gathers on Twitter (use hashtag #SilentWriters
) every Tuesday night. Members commit to 60 minutes of writing in silence.
If you've got a weekend:
Browse the online directories at retreatfinder.com
to find a silent getaway tailored to your interests, from meditation to spiritual reawakening to self-inquiry.
If you've got a week:
Unlock your artistic side at the annual Meditation and the Spirit of Creativity gathering (April 18–25) in Woodacre, California. Painting and writing students dedicate four hours each day to silent studio time.
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