Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. (Marcus Aurelius, 2nd century Roman emperor)

In the hectic lifestyle of modern western society it’s often difficult to find a place of solitude. Yet, getting away by oneself, apart from the demands of everyday life, is so important to physical and mental health. But in those quiet times alone, we would do well to disengage from temporal concerns and meditate upon the spiritual values of life.

Blessed is the one . . . whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. (Psalm 1:1-2; 119:97).