Solitude is the soul’s holiday, an opportunity to take a breather doing for others and to surprise and delight ourselves instead.
To create little islands of solitude in daily life for relaxation. The more you are relaxed the better you can receive.
It’s a challenge to let ourselves slow down and look at the inner world and what is going on there. In moments of prayer or meditation, or simply in stillnes we breathe more deeply, see more fully, hear more clearly. We notice more, and in the process, we return to what is sacred.
Carving out a little solitude can make a world of difference. So go ahead–give yourself a break.