To understand who we are and what we are doing, we must understand the meaning of silence.
Within silence there is balance.
When everything becomes simplified through silence, all the tangles of our inner knots and problems gradually dissolve. True silence comes from within. It is not merely the absence of speech: It is pure naturalness–absolute calm, without fixation, without preparation. Nothing is required except, simply to be.
If this means something to you, then it is not silence, for silence does not hold on to anything. But when we cannot hold on to some idea, or some fascination, we tend to feel lost, as if we had no identity. This sense of loss threatens us very deeply.
Within silence, mind and body become transparent, and we can discover who we really are.
Crystal Mirror IV, page 59