Sometimes you just have to unplug the phone and be alone with yourself. This past year I have been coming to terms with a serious health issue which hasn't been 100% resolved yet. I'm undergoing treatment, and it will be at least another year and a half before I'm well again.
In the meantime alongside (because of) the physical health issue I've experienced a spiritual awakening. The funny thing is I thought I was already walking in conscious contact with God. I felt at peace with who I was. Little did I know. This illness has been like a test. All the self-growth I'd experienced to date was like the stitches holding my roughly shorn edges together. Illness was the water poured over me to test if my soul could remain dry and intact while travelling the rough seas.
I feel well enough now to poke my head out and be part of the world again.