If the physical being has felt and assimilated the silence and peace, then inertia ought not to rise up. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/difficulties-of-the-physical-nature#p29</ref>
''There are moments when I feel it would be better to sit silently instead of reading or doing something else. But I am afraid of wasting time. What should I do?''
It all depends on the quality of the silence—if it is a luminous silence, full of force and conscious concentration, it is good. If it is a tamasic and unconscious silence, it is harmful.
(The Mother, 10 June 1963) <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/10-june-1963#p1,p2,p3</ref>
== Silence for Working ==