Why are we afraid of solitude and silence? Possibly because we cannot bear to look deep within ourselves. This is why many people say they don’t have time for silence or meditation. But they will realise when they go deep within themselves, that the infinite is within—and we have nothing to fear.
When a man sits in silence, he creates a space within himself. In that space, he can establish his relationship with God. He can do this by creating beauty in that space—the beauty and glow of love. For most of our waking time, we are preoccupied with worldly matters; we are isolated from God. We are alienated from our true home. We exist in a spiritual vacuum.
When we sit in silence, we can connect ourselves with the source of all the universe. If you find this is not happening, you may chant in silence, within your heart, your favourite verses from holy scriptures or simply chant silently, the name divine.
At first, the practice may appear to be meaningless, a sheer waste of time. But if you persist in it, silence will become alive and the word of God will speak to you.