Mary Jane shared a really good article just in time for our Lenten journey.
Living Simply During Lent
I'm skipping to #5:
Fifth, embrace silence. Kreeft calls silence "the unknown power source…the great untapped resource." He says that silence is more, not less than noise. Cultivate inner silence by eliminating outer noise. Turn off the television. Skip the radio in the car. Listen more. Talk less. God speaks to us all the time, but often with the cacophonic sounds intruding into our lives we just don't hear Him.