If You're Stuck and Selfish, Try Solitude and Silence

By Ruth Haley Barton

Is "the peace that transcends understanding" elusive? Ruth Haley Barton tells a story about being "a jar of river water all shaken up." What she needed was to sit still long enough for the sediment to settle, and the water to clear. For her, that meant a commitment to spiritual disciplines of solitude and silence.

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