A chosen quietude that trains us in self recovery and self discovery. The church fathers and mothers agree that perhaps the highest form of spirituality is a self-awareness. Knowing God in Christ profoundly is knowing self deeply; knowing self profoundly precedes knowing God in Christ deeply. That ontological awareness is unfolding daily. Our meditative proclivity trains our weary souls to cut a clearer path toward spending time and space (the meaning of contemplation) with God, and with others.