Silence and Solitude
by Kent Carlson
NAB Vice President of Leadership Formation
“But what’s the point?”
I had just spent a few minutes trying to explain to this long-time friend of mine the importance of solitude as a crucial and irreplaceable discipline of the spiritual life. He wasn’t buying it. He is a man of high integrity and authenticity, so he wasn’t going to give me the “smile-and-nod” treatment. He had tried solitude; it didn’t work.