iPhone Diary: 21 December 2009
Do you know what the answer for loneliness is? Solitude! No one would have ever imagined it, but I promise you it is true.
In solitude, we are able to let Reality/God define us from the inside out. We stop looking outside of ourselves for diversions, entertainment, or real satisfaction. It is the birth of the soul. When we keep looking outside of ourselves, we always and forever need another then another diversion.
In solitude we slowly learn to live face to face with a Presence that asks nothing of us but presence in return. It is too good to be true. This is the birth of the soul.
--Fr. Richard Rohr