“The more you talk and think about it, the further astray you wander from the truth. Stop talking and thinking, and there is nothing you will not be able to know. To return to the root is to find the meaning, but to pursue appearances is to miss their source. At the moment of inner enlightenment there is a going beyond appearances and emptiness.” ~Janzhi Sengcan
This was written almost 1,500 years ago in China; very few moments in our lives go by in total silence. There are always distractions that may come from outside or inside, such as our thoughts or our emotions. Strive to find silence and stillness every day, and you will find inner peace.