Sitting in complete silence in our new Barn. Complete silence and stillness such that my ears are ringing. It is in such situations that I can come to peace. The commotion in my mind settles. My heart settles, my body settles, my breathing settles. And with that comes an inner stillness, and greater perspective becomes possible.

The introvert’s mind is busy. Noisier than the extrovert’s. Introverts spend a lot of time in their minds. It is how we are wired. And living with all that noise can become overwhelming at times, exhausting. External noise just adds to the inner noise that we are living with.

In contrast, external silence can allow the noise in our minds to settle, like the dirt in a glass of muddy water.