"He who desires wisdom, power or permanent success of any kind will find it only within; it is an unfoldment. The unthinking may conclude that the silence is very simple and easily attained; but it should only be remembered that only in absolute silence may one come into contact with Divinity itself; may learn of the unchangeable law and open for himself the channels by which persistent practice and concentration lead to perfection." - Charles Hannel
This concept may sound strange to you, or perhaps you have felt this same way, but I actually use to be scared of the silence. There was a point in my life that I was afraid to stop. I surrounded myself with friends and activities. If I was home, either the TV or music was playing. If I were driving, I would listen to music or call a friend. I didn't think of this as being scared. I thought of this as just being "normal." And, unfortunately, in our culture, it often is. We are always on the go—always planning, talking, watching, texting, calling, buying, wanting. Do you ever feel this way? Maybe we break this cycle once or twice a year on vacation, but for the most part, very few of us take the time just to be still and to be in silence.
Silence, however, is critical. Only in this space, can you get in touch with who you really are and what your soul desires on a fundamental level.
Only in the silence can you discover what it is that you desire on a deeper level. Without it, you may be successful at bringing in more superficial items into your life, but will the cup of coffee, the vacation, or the new purse, really make you happy? Most likely not. Or at least not permanently. So why not use your time on this earth to attract fulfillment on a much deeper level, to attract abundance in all areas of your life, to invite peace and harmony and love and joy. To do this, however, you first need to take time in silence.
So, if you really are serious about changing your life and creating your dream life, then commit to silence. It's easy. Commit to just five minutes every day. Perhaps when you wake up or when you get home from work. In this silence, your soul can write its wish list to the universe.