After being in a mountain cabin for a week, I have had some rare times of complete silence, and I could sense that this type of silence comes in two halves. One half is quieting my own heart and mind. A prayer or the Glory Be, sheds the inner noise. I know this comes from God.
The second half is also created by God. The second part of silence I experienced became clear to me while sitting here in the evening and hearing only birds and wind in the trees that surround the cabin.
To me, I imagined that God may not want us to seek silence in a soundproof booth.
He himself has provided the second part of a complete silence for the human heart and mind. This is a silence that God intends to wrap us in. It is not a complete absence of sound, it is not sensory deprivation. It is the absence of manmade sounds, but as music is a movement through time, this second half of a full silence is almost soundless, but not completely.
God carries us through time with His sounds, a bird song, a falling twig, and the wind in the trees — a quiet sky.
With both halves of silence in place, I experienced the full silence offered by God — at least at this place along the narrow mountain road.