April 11, 2007
As a vessel takes shape on a potter’s wheel, the potter applies pressure to both the inside and the outside of the pot as it spins. Without the inside pressure, the pot would collapse inward. Without the outside pressure, the pot would not retain any shape.
People also need strength from the inside to withstand the everyday pressures exerted from the outside. When we spend regular time in quiet solitude, we receive strength to withstand the pressures of life. Then we are better able to respond to crises with confidence.
Solitude strengthens and renews the soul…
as food and sleep strengthen and renew the body.