....an unwelcome guest? Think about the last time you were at a store, health club or restaurant and there was no background music playing. In those situations, I couldn't put my finger on what was wrong, but it just felt weird.
....a welcomed friend? Think about a time when you had had a very busy, noisy day. Then think of how nice it was to have silence. That silence could help you breathe and relax. That silence could also help you think through what next steps needed to be taken.
....from God. Psalm 46.10 "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." I can't help but see a correlation between being still [silence] AND knowing God along with the opportunity to see God exalted. Could it be that if you aren't silent, you won't know and see God exalted?
Just a thought.