Solitude is the furnace of transformation. Without solitude we remain victims of our society and continue to be entangled in the illusions of the false self.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The essential nature of solitude
There are so many words that can be reflected upon in this short quotation by the very wonderful Henri Nouwen: solitude, transformation, victim, entanglement, illusion, false self... One could take each word in turn and write down everything that comes to mind about it. That would be a powerful spiritual exercise: