Silence leads to the invisible indivisible.
Be careful not to think only silence leads there. The monk may think so, but the contemplative in motion can get there too, as I discovered once on a walk late at night. As can dance, song, ritual, fasting, a mission, even hurtling your body through space and time in finely focused athleticism. Sexual union can get you there too, perhaps you’ve blissed your way to the heart of experience in just such a way.
My friend Tony Amrhein operated in that cosmic flow state for three days, conversing, taking action, doing the things the days required, only to know he’d been in it once he left it . . .
Many ways can get you to soul communion, yes, but silence is the surest.