Why are you so afraid of silence,
silence is the root of everything.
If you spiral into its void,
a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear.
Only the Hand of God
The burdens of your heart
The one who has seen
The Beloved's Ocean
Can not and should not be roaming
Around a stream.
Since the Silent One
Will make everyone:
To taste, taste, taste, taste
And my tongue is tied
I'm the speaker without a speech
When the ocean is searching for you, don't walk
and bring your talky business to an end.
The mystic Kahlil Gibran wrote:
My Heart is putting its hand
On its lips to say:
This is not the time to speak
This is not the place for crying.
What gives power over words? What gives the power that can be attained by silence? The answer is: it is will power which gives the control over words; it is silence which gives one the power of silence. It is restlessness when a person speaks too much. The more words are used to express an idea, the less powerful they become. It is a great pity that man so often thinks of saving pennies and never thinks of sparing words. It is like saving pebbles and throwing away pearls. An Indian poet says, 'Pearl-shell, what gives you your precious contents? Silence; for years my lips were closed.'
For a moment it is a struggle with oneself; it is controlling an impulse; but afterwards the same thing becomes a power.
Silence actually brings one even closer to God.....