Although I am gathering the quotes on silence from the Power of Silence, Cardinal Sarah has selected them from many sources. Here is one from Benedict XVI who wrote: "we live in a society in which it seems that every space, every moment must be 'filled' with projects, activities and noise; there is often no time even to listen or to converse. Dear brothers and sisters, let us not fear to create silence, within and outside ourselves, if we wish to be able not only to become aware of God's voice but also to make out the voice of the person beside us, the voices of others."
Silence is a condition for being present to God, to others, and to oneself.
How can I create silence today?