"To You, Silence (quiet waiting)
is prayer, God, in Zion."
The most eloquent statements we can say are often without words: The heartfelt connection of a hug, the kindness of a gift. Although we are often full of words, the truest feelings are often expressed nonverbally.
Since God's attributes are infinite, any attempt to praise Him with words could imply that His attributes are finite and able to be understood, according to Rashi. Therefore, quiet contemplation is the most eloquent praise of God.
According to the Lachmei Todah, the psalm could also be read correctly as: "Your silence is your praise." referring to God's patience and quietude in his compassion for us.
When comforting someone, often the best way is not by saying brilliant words but rather being a good listener. Slowing down and patiently listening. Listening is often the best way to show we care.
With silence, our senses convey the sights, sounds, scents - the windows to our world without which we would be disconnected. Our way of connecting with people and connecting with God is made so much clearer.
When we truly listen we can reach a higher awareness of the wisdom of the universe. We can perceive the beautiful world we live in. And then it may be possible to convey these perceptions through loving thoughtful words and actions that speak volumes.”
(from the book "Software for the Soul: Psalms for Everyone - discovering the inner meanings" Click Here for the link.