I sought to be alone, so utterly alone, that I withdrew into my innermost self. It was a way of bitter emptiness. But then solitude was overcome, I was no longer alone. I found in my innermost self the spirit, that is God, the indivisible. And suddenly I found myself in the midst of the world, yet undisturbed by its multiplicity, for in my innermost soul I knew myself to be one with all being. (influenced by Hermann Hesse)

Stanley Creek, Idaho