"Stillness is vital to the world of the soul.
If as you age you become more still, you will discover that stillness
can be a great companion. The fragments of your life will have time to unify, and the places
where your soul-shelter is wounded or broken will have time to knit and heal.
You will be able to return to yourself. In this stillness, you will engage your soul.
Many people miss out on themselves completely as they journey through life.
They know others, they know places, they know skills, they know their work,
but tragically, they do not know themselves at all.
Aging can be a lovely time of ripening when you actually
meet yourself, indeed maybe for the first time."
- John O'Donahue from Anam Cara