Inner silence is that feeling of reverence for life.
It is a feeling we can carry with us no matter where we go. . . .
Outer silence is different. It is what we experience when we
are in a naturally quiet place. . . Outer silence invites us to open
up our senses and get connected, once again, to everything
around us. No matter in what direction you look it is all the same
connection. Outer silence can recharge . . . inner silence. . .
[fill you] with gratitude and patience. . . .
~ Gordon Hempton and John Grossman*
* Quoted from "The Quiet Path" in One Square Inch of Silence (Free Pres; Har/Cdr Ed., 2009) at GoogleBooks