What is it?

The Silence Experiment.

This is a year long experiment in silence.

7 minutes of silence a day, described in 77 words.

Want to be involved? Invite me to spend silent time with you.

The constant rules:

  • Silent time is not necessarily still time.
  • There is no need for the setting to be silent, only the participants.
  • There are only two starting restrictions on most silent activity – it must be legal, and there must be no sexual intent in any physical contact.
  • Additionally, if you’re a stranger suggesting an activity, it must take place in a public place.

The evolving rules:

  • The 1st of each month is a solo silence
  • The 7th of each month is a solo silence in the dark
  • the 14th of each month is a solo silence that attempts stillness
  • the 21st of the month is a solo silence in a yoga pose
  • the 28th of the month is a solo silence that must be walking
  • on a random day of each month take something from a previous solo silence, adapt and repeat it
  • on a random day of each month the silence must take place in, under or with water
  • on two consecutive days of each month a silence must be repeated

with thanks to livejournal blogger thiel for inspiration.

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