I’m not referring to the song by Simon and Garfunkel but responding to the message.
I once heard a rather distinguished person say it’s good to spend time in silence every day. I took it to mean meditate which didn’t appeal to me. A little bit maybe but hours doing it? I have way too much to do. Then I realized what the person meant was to spend the day without outside noise like TV or radio. Heck, I do that all the time.
I remember when I was a kid my Mom would yell “Turn that “blank” down. I can’t hear myself think”. I didn’t get what she was talking about but now I do. I thought she was just getting old but now I realize I get a lot of information when I just listen to my thoughts. I’m able to hash out the day’s events, think about my next move and every once in awhile I get a random thought to take action or see something from a different perspective.
The sounds of silence really aren’t silent. Your thoughts have a lot to say if you just listen.