Even when our environment is relatively quiet, there can still be a lot going on in our hearts and minds. How can we fill the space inside with good things, and drive out the chaos?
If you find that other thoughts compete with your time with God, how can they be captured for later, so that you can focus on Him?
God has the means to get your attention without your consent, but it's much easier to choose to listen to Him.
The first step to having peace is not necessarily to find "quiet".
When I think about listening to God, one of the things I sometimes fear is that He might call me to do something.