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Your cell phone may be to blame for your lack of concentration, according to a new study.
BY The Editors
“Having trouble focusing in the office?
Make sure you hit vibrate on your phone: A constantly ringing (or beeping) cell
can significantly inhibit your ability to stay on task — as well as that of
anyone within earshot, according to a recent report in the Journal
of Environmental Psychology,”
reported Parents magazine on its blog. “The study authors
found that a ringing cell phone can slow memory recall, decision making and
cognitive functioning of anyone within hearing range.”
The Church has long understood the
importance of silence: “Contemplative prayer is silence,
the ‘symbol of the world to come’ or ‘silent love.’ Words in this kind of
prayer are not speeches; they are like kindling that feeds the fire of love. In
this silence, unbearable to the ‘outer’ man, the Father speaks to us his
incarnate Word, who suffered, died and rose; in this silence the Spirit of
adoption enables us to share in the prayer of Jesus” (Catechism, No. 2717).