FTA: The interior world of the person is the vital center, where one’s strengths, qualities, dispositions and actions form a unity. Whoever is able to reside there, to recollect the senses and faculties and quiet the soul, will develop a richer personality, more capable of relating to others and dialoguing with them. “Silence,” said Benedict XVI, “is an integral part of communication, and without periods of silence words with deep meaning would not exist.”
There is so much of value in this linked article from Opus Dei that it was difficult to choose just one small paragraph to share. Spending the time to read this short article is time well-spent.