“Quietude, which some men cannot abide because it reveals their inward poverty, is as a palace of cedar to the wise…” – Charles H. Spurgeon quotes (English preacher of 19th century 1834-1892)
The modern world, with its obsessive compulsive materialism, places little value on inner wealth. As a result, the heart and mind of modern man is plagued with unceasing disquietude.
This state is self-reinforcing. The less you abide in quietude the less able you are to accommodate the solace it provides. Rare is the person these days, it seems, who is willing to dwell for any amount of time in the eternal palace of cedar which is built by love’s hands.
Quietude is always at hand. The question I suppose is are you man or woman enough to abide it?