The ultimate goal of going silent is to awaken the deepest insight and awareness to come to self-discovery. When you spend a longer period of time just with yourself, without any distraction from technology, other people or even reading, the only dialog is with your inner self. You are, in a way doomed to listening to what’s going on inside your mind.
Once you overcome the feeling of discomfort, however, your mind is fit to investigate its own assumptions, perceptions, thought patterns, and belief systems with full attention. Things take on incredible clarity, and everything seems to fall into place. You make sense of the events which you were trying not to attend to and discover that you have powerful insights available to you within the boundaries of your own being.