Don’t be afraid of silence. It’s OK to not feel like it, to be bored, distracted, and feel that silent periods are a waste of time. It takes time to get used to the feeling of being silent.
Stillness and silence is a natural part of living that far from withdrawing us from the world and the rest of human endeavour, draws us more deeply into it.
As Blaise Pascal once wrote, “All the troubles of life come upon us because we refuse to sit quietly each day in our rooms”
Lord, in the silence of the world, may I hear your voice calling my name.