We are often focused on playing notes, listening to notes. We tend to forget silences.
Silences are as important.
They are like the white space in a design. Like a pause in a speech.
You probably had this situation where one of your friends, a relative, or a colleague comes to you and talks fast and continuously about something.
You may (or not!) listen carefully at the beginning, but it can be difficult to keep the interest for very long.
We need space, pauses in communication to make it more efficient.
In music it is the same.
Music is a way to communicate emotions.
After a pause, the message can be even stronger.
So when you play or when you create your music, pay attention to the silences. Your message will be heard more efficiently.