I know that if I hope to able to keep inner stillness in the midst of my busy days, I must have times of solitude in the morning and evening every day. It must be a priority. Even if it’s only for a few minutes. I make time to shower, brush my teeth, and eat every day. These times of mediation are certainly no less important.

It will be a little easier over the next month to have these times. My son is going to visit his grandparents for 4 weeks. I have never been without him for that long. When you’re used to having a 4-year-old in the house, you are used to noise. I will have to learn to be used to quiet.