Sitting in silence does not mean that one has to become like a Buddhist monk or nun. Those souls make a choice to experience that lifestyle and meditate in that way. For you though, just be in silence. You can read a book, or do something in the home. Go for a walk, but it has to be in silence, talking to no one and listening to what comes into the consciousness from the soul. As earth time passes, you will find that your soul starts to speak to you, informing you of what is necessary for your growth. If you have no fear and allow the messages to come, you will be the recipient of much healing within yourself.
When one sits still in silence for the first time, the Self becomes impatient and will probably want to move around or try to talk to you. Ignore this. Concentrate on a beautiful scene such as walking in a forest of pine trees, cool and refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. Or a lake with a boat, and you in the boat sailing to an island where there is total peace. Make your own scene where you can be still and silent. By doing this on a daily basis one can finally listen to the soul.