To be alone with one’s own mind is to be available to the entire world.
Silence is the beginning of community. And solitude opens the way for true intimacy with others.
Connecting with family and friends is essential, but unless we make time for contacting our own inner depths, we risk becoming superficial automatons who are always “out and about” but never fully present.
Through the inward communion of meditation and contemplation we cultivate a quality of awareness that makes us more, not less, accessible to the people we love.