“In a noise-polluted world, it is even difficult to hear ourselves think let alone try to be still and know God. Yet it seems essential for our spiritual life to seek some silence, no matter how busy we may be. Silence is not to be shunned as empty space, but to be befriended as fertile ground for intimacy with God.”
Susan Muto from Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us, by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun, p 107.
Is silence a friend you seek company with or an uncomfortable and perhaps threatening emptiness you seek to avoid by noisiness and busyness?