Notebook Assignment 12

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Notebook Assignment 12 (last one!)—Sitting with Silence Due either Wednesday, May 5 th or Monday, May 10 th Please upload to turnitin along with one piece of in-class writing We have become exiled from silence—Li-Young Lee I thought it might be good for these last hectic weeks of the semester to do an exercise that involves merely sitting quietly. In our busy world, it is often very hard to conceive of the silence experienced by Zen monks sitting for hours in meditation or people who choose years life in remote areas in order to create space for silence and contemplation. Often, we must make time and space to nurture silence and solitude in the midst of our busy lives. This is an exercise in doing so (not necessarily the only way). First, find the setting for your time of silence. This should be a place where you cannot be bothered by anyone for fifteen minutes (up to one hour if you’re up to trying this much time). You may have to leave your house for a bit, find a quiet place in the library, or
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