Silence is the space where people wake up. If you can stay alone, absolutely alone, for one hour, your ego will die. Ego is always in a relationship with somebody. This is why you are afraid of loneliness, because your false identity can disappear. Your real identity comes out very slowly because it was always hidden, lost many years before. To build up a bridge across the emptiness you’ve had for so many years you need time, it doesn’t come overnight.