Before there is sound, there is silence. Silence is the ground from which sound arises and within which it is heard. It is said that the language of God is silence. Silence is a key to open the door to the Infinite.
So, if this is true, wouldn't it make sense to take some time to immerse the mind in silence?
If you take time every day to wash your body and brush your teeth, why not also cleanse your mind of all the noise and chatter and let it be silent for some time.
“Express yourself with all the gentleness that you can, for gentleness and love are one and the same. If you learn this lesson, you can transform many lives. How beautiful is that life knows not the ugliness of abrupt and rough behavior.
The most beautiful person is she who is always filled with joy and moves in that joy. Such movements make one a great dancer. Learn to practice this dance.
If you go to the end of the earth and search for yourself, you will never meet anyone like you. You are the only one and there is none to compare with you. You are exceptionally, uniquely, one piece of art created by the greatest gift of all artists, the Divine.
Don't become a victim of the impositions forced upon you by this society that always robs the simplicity and profundity of the beautiful. Learn to appreciate your own beauty. A human being can never hide his or her ugliness by colorful clothes. The more simple you are the more beautiful you look. By God, you are beautiful, and there is none equivalent to your beautiful face.”
- Swami Rama in The Essence of Spiritual Life page 35