The Benefits of Silence

Knowing when to be silent can be more important than knowing what to say

Photo by Kristina Flour on Unsplash

The older I get, the easier it is to keep my mouth shut. It used to be a struggle, but I’ve found that in certain situations, the benefits of not saying anything usually outweigh the risks. Mindful silence has had a positive effect on most of my relationships. In a lot of ways, the monks who live in…

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Carolyn Bertolino

Carolyn Bertolino

I write about personal well-being and national issues. Read more from me and others at https://medium.com/@carolynbertolino/membership