“I hope that everybody has some activity that gives their body so much joy that it can tell the mind to shut up. And then the mind finds itself on vacation, without the perceived need to output a lot of silly chatter. And lo and behold, when the output spigot is turned off, uncensored input flows in [...]”
-- Jon Turk, The Raven's Gift: A scientist, a shaman, and their remarkable journey through the Siberian wilderness (2010), p. 151
My chatter-stopping autumn activities include birding, basket-making, wild food foraging, and, yesterday, making fallen leaf art with my partner Jenny (see above).
What sorts of activities work for you?