Recognize the descriptions of solitude and silence
Solitude is choosing to withdraw from human interaction.
Solitude is the spiritual discipline of voluntarily and temporarily withdrawing to privacy for spiritual purposes. It may take place in an isolated closet, room, attic, garage, basement, guest house, park, beach, retreat center, desert, mountains, etc
In practicing solitude, we are disconnecting from our habit of being joined to people and things.
Silence is the practice of attending and listening to God in quiet, without interruption and noise. Silence provides freedom from speaking as well as from listening to words or music.
The practice of silence frees us from the distracting static of the noise that is all around us.
Silence is the way to make solitude a reality. Without it, solitude has little effect. Only silence will allow us life-transforming concentration upon God