Silent practice helps us learn to stop our own noise. The practice of silence helps us learn to hear, helps us develop awareness.
Koan: Extreme quiet and stillness are original naturalness. What does this mean?
Taste a sip of water. Sample it little by little. Notice how it affects the sensations in your mouth. Scan your body for sensations from drinking water. After a couple of minutes, drink as much water as you want. Note the sensations.
Set the timer for a silent meditation that starts and ends with bells.