Many of our desires come from the fact that we’re unfamiliar with the peace that can be found in silence. Many of our desires are a way of making up for our feeling of being lost and inadequate. But when we connect with our true self, we realize that we already have much of what we need.
We have our flaws, but silence helps us confront them in an understanding way, without beating ourselves up. Sometimes the feeling of inadequacy is just that, a feeling. We may not necessarily beat ourselves up about it, but we have this feeling that we’re not doing the right things in life, or that we aren’t as good as other people, or that God is not pleased with us. When we embrace silence, we’re able to confront this feeling and work on getting past it.
P.S. I recently published a little e-book on this subject that you might find helpful: What Does Silence Sound Like?