The early morning alarm, the ringing of the phone, the blaring honk, the music from the stereo, the computer. Life can be noisy. And noise can sap your energy. There are many different noises and not all of them are external.
There are always inner noises, the constant onslaught of thoughts, the whispers. Add this to the endless other noises and list is endless. Silence is golden.
When you are silent:
a. you will observe more and learn more
b. you are refreshing yourself
c. you are increasing the your powers of concentration
d. you are in peace with yourself
e. you are in control
The ability to talk eloquently is important. The ability to be silent is even more.