When we are restless…

When we are restless, everything in us screams to move outward, to seek some activity that will soothe the ache. However, to find solitude we must move inward, away from all activity. Ultimately, what turns our restless aching into inner quiet and peace is not more activity, but sitting still long enough for restlessness to turn into restfulness, compulsion to freedom, impatience to patience, self absorption to altruism, and heartache to empathy.

—Ronald Rolheiser, The Holy Longing