True silence is within.
It is when we allow our thoughts to form and then dissolve.
Once we pay attention to our thoughts, then another comes and another and endless mindstream of repetitive mental noise drags us along like a giant magnet.
If we remain the conscious, silent witness to our thoughts, then they subside and fade. The more we do that, the fewer thoughts we have and the more internal peace, calm and silence we enjoy.
True internal silence allows our essence and light to shine and it nourishes our soul. As critical as oxygen, food, water, we need inner peace.
Panic and fear are what arises when the individual or collective mind become dominated by projections of the future. The future is a fantasy that exist in our minds and is created by us.
The challenge with the future is that, and because we can not deal with anything, other than in this present moment, the future represents psychological fear. Fear then leads to anger, sadness, violence, lots of emotions and if we become the reaction, our behaviour changes too.
Life is only real now, in this present moment and never in the past or future, they only exist in the mind. We can only ever deal and take action now, so things that arise are simply situations in the present moment and therefore there are no problems ever now.
Problems come in the future, based on what our mind projects, but they are not real.
Live in the now, be free from problems, and then there is no panic, no fear. So few things to be fearful really ever occur in real life, it only occurs in our mind.