Speaking of Dialogue – What Does Silence Have to Offer?

I remember some time ago, reading an article on silence, what can be learned through and within silence as a part of research projects. I wonder how Dialogue Education practitioners might mine silence even more fully? Here are a few tidbits that come to my mind, still lips, and busy fingers:

  • It is in silence that we truly hear and see. This is not easy for most folks.
  • Silence may indicate lots of internal noise.
  • Apprehension happens in silence.
  • Lots of dialogue doesn’t mean authenticity; look for what is not said.

What would you like to add this? For some provocative quotes about silence go to: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/silence_13.html


Thank you to author Joan Dempsey for this post!

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