Silence is the experience that sets us before ourselves.
We cannot live only because something outside of us makes our existence interesting; we must live first of all for what we find within us.
Silence puts us in front of the richness of our thoughts, our feelings; it makes us meet with our responsibilities and our dreams; it makes us feel our aridity and our limits. It makes us meet the people who are dear to us; it makes us experience our bond with the Lord and the Word with which He mysteriously leads us, calls us, consoles us…
It is not easy to go from the noise and the many words of our days to moments of silence, but it is only in silence that we learn to know ourselves and to listen to life.