Silent and Listen use exactly the same letters.
They really seem to be about very near the same thing: you can’t have the best of one without the other.
If we do not pay attention to this truth we will probably be disappointed and not hear from the Lord the way we desire. Noise and distraction are not conducive to good listening. I think one drives to the other the same as silence and listening are driven to each other.
The solution seems to be: Be quiet and listen. Or, is it to listen and be quiet?
“But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but they didn’t see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn’t hear it.” Jesus