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question about the sound of silence

question about the sound of silence
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2/27/19 7:48 PM
When I sit, and often during the day when thought subsides I'am aware of  'the sound of silence'. I would not call it nada, as it does not change, and it is not associated with any sort of altered state or exotic mood change. At times there may be a mild sense of relief as thought has momentarily stopped. Attempting to become one with it or prolong the experience, does not seem to accomplish much. Yet it is a part of my life. It can be used like the breath, or a mantra,  as a signal that a thought stream has been let go of. Beyond that there sadly seems no particular benifit. Am I missing something? Is it of any significance? Is it better ignored or used or doesn't it matter?