(Found Poem in Michel de Montainge’s “Of Solitude” translated by George B. Ives)
There are some temperaments better adapted than others to these precepts of withdrawal from the world. It seems to me that it is wise, when one talks of withdrawing from the world, to look away from it. It should no longer be your concern to make the world speak of you, but how you should speak to yourself. Withdraw into yourself, but first prepare to receive yourself.