Silence is a gift from God! When was the last time you sat in silence? Are you able to work without music, television, or other distractions on? Don’t feel bad if the answer is no because it is human nature to need these distractions. The reason is quite simple – the mind never stops. Your mind is going even when you sleep; it demands attention constantly! This does not mean you must abide by this request.
Spiritual Masters such as the Dali Lama suggest sitting in silence at least 15 minutes daily. You can think of it as meditation if this helps but really it is a practice of aligning with Great Spirit, Prime Creator, Divine Source or God. The practice keeps you aligned with the essence of which you come.
The possession of God is the silence of the heart. The thought of God is the silence of the mind. ~ Mother Mary of St Austin
Silence is the folding of the wings of the intellect to open the door of the heart. ~Catherine de Hueck Doherty