Being quiet is so hard at times and I don’t necessarily mean just vocally. I mean mentally as well.
Being vocally quiet is relatively easy…if you are by yourself. But not if you are with someone. Because while they are talking your mind is trying to process your response.
That’s not a bad thing per se, but are really hearing them? I would venture that your not truly hearing them. You are gathering bits and pieces of the conversation while you are mentally speaking you responses.
What would happen if you stayed your mind?
I believe that you would hear the concern in their voice. And that you would actually understand what they are saying.
It’s kind of like our Bible reading time. If your mind will not be quiet while you are making mental notes of everything that has to done today you will miss out on what the Spirit is telling you.