• This withdrawal from the day's turmoil into creative silence is not a luxury, a fad, or a futility. It is a necessity, because it tries to provide the conditions wherein we are able to yield ourselves to intuitive leadings, promptings, warnings, teachings, and counsels and also to the inspiring peace of the soul. It dissolves mental tensions and heals negative emotions.

    Paul Brunton (1986). “The Notebooks of Paul Brunton: Practices for the Quest; Relax and Retreat”, Larson Publication