How Does Sitting in Silence Relate to Pi Day?


Happy Pi Day (3.14 = the mathematical constant that describes the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter)!  Will you celebrate with enjoying a piece of pie?  I’m going to have a few Lemon Oreo cookies!  🙂

I say we also add sitting in silence to our celebration of pi!

How does pi relate to sitting in silence?  Simply because some of the most learned, innovative, creative, spiritual people throughout time have all regularly scheduled time alone in contemplation and thinking.

When we think of sitting in silence and contemplation, we automatically think of Buddhist monks, Mother Teresa, the Pope, the Quakers, and other religious and spiritual people.  But sitting in silence and making time for contemplation is not limited to religion, spirituality, or enlightenment.  Many scientists, scholars, and successful people have made this practice a regular part of their day.

A few names you may recognize:

Nicola Tesla

Thomas Edison

Albert Einstein

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Henry David Thoreau

Warren Buffet

Oprah Winfrey


Susan Sontag

Thomas Jefferson

George Washington

…and more…


For more names of famous people who meditate, here is a Wikipedia listing.

Pi Day is celebrating an aspect of science, and scientists have been known to sit in silence and contemplation, therefore let’s sit in silence to celebrate Pi Day—and then enjoy a piece of pie afterward, or Lemon Oreo cookies!  😉

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


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