“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord.” Psalm 19:14
Richard Rohr calls the Serenity Prayer the/a gateway to silence;
Gateway to Silence:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can, and
the wisdom to know the difference.
I was answered in spiritual understanding, and it was said: What, do you wish to know your Lord’s meaning in this thing? Know it well, love was his meaning. Who reveals it to you? Love. What did he reveal you? Love. Why does he reveal it to you? For Love…. So I was taught that love is our Lord’s meaning.
see also – http://www.julianofnorwich.org/visions.shtml
Tao cannot be conveyed by either words or silence. In that state which is neither speech nor silence, its transcendental nature may be apprehended.
Zhuangzi (Zhuang Zhou)