September 17, 2020

[REBROADCAST] I Stopped Speaking For 7 Days: Biohacking Consciousness With A Week-Long Vow Of Silence

This is a rebroadcast of an important episode of Bio Alchemy: The Daily Biohacking Podcast from earlier this year that I wanted to re-share with you all. An all-new episode is coming tomorrow.

Taking a vow of silence: biohacking the mind and relationships by shutting my mouth.

Taking a vow of silence is something that monks and religious figures usually are seen doing, though I decided to take on the challenge by not speaking for 7 days.

I was first introduced to the concept of not speaking for long periods of time via my partner Sorelle, who has to date completed two Vipassana silent 10-day meditations. I haven't as yet taken the plunge, though the idea of not speaking for a prolonged period of time had always interested me.

Recently in Los Angeles, my friend Sunny gave me some insight into his own Vipassana experience, and I was inspired by him to see what would come out of my own journey of not speaking for a while. So within days, I'd shut my mouth, and decided to keep it closed for an entire week.

Although I can't scientifically quantify any data points or quantifiable benefits, I am sharing in this episode some insights into what I learned during my interactions with humans as I took this biohacker's vow of silence, how it's changed me since, and lessons I've taken into my own life.

Do I recommend you take your own vow of silence? Well, not necessarily, as you'll learn in this episode.



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Bio Alchemy: The Spiritual Biohacking Podcast is your daily dose of biohacking information related to spiritual and physical optimisation, advanced and beginner tactics for biohackers. Your guide is Leon The Alchemist, biohacker, master herbalist, and weird Australian living in Iceland.

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