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Restless men

The anonymous author of the fourteenth century spiritual classic The Cloud of Unknowing wrote that the book would not be helpful to readers who “can neither sit still, stand still, nor lie still, unless they be either wagging with their feet or doing something with their hands.” Such men also make poor candidates for counselling.


Incessant activity brings sickness, anxiety and death.

The solution to this state of morbidity: a quiet mind.

There is no one in whom quietude is not established. Only the connection has been lost.