We want to be understood; we want love; we want to share our lives. And yet these things can not in truth be possible if we do not understand ourself, love ourself, and share with ourselves. This is the essence of silence. To sit with your eyes directed at your own soul, your heart, your animus. To see who you are and what thoughts and feelings pull at you. And to accept, without judgement. So that we can go out into the world without judgment. Because how we treat others is a mirror of how we treat ourselves and vice versa.