Imagine a place so quiet you can hear your heart beat. Orfield Labs in Minnesota created an echo-free chamber that absorbs 99.99 percent of all sound, making it the quietest place on earth according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Corporations use the chamber to test the sound levels of products while NASA examines stress levels on astronauts. Not everyone fares well in such a quiet place. The longest anyone has endured the total silence is 45 minutes. Most become disoriented after only a few minutes.
We’ve become too accustomed to noisy places, which make it harder to put these words into practice: “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).