Alone in Good Company

Simply profound and profoundly simple…

Long ago the Roman stoic philosopher Cato said that “he was never so busy as when he did nothing, and never less solitary than when he was alone.”
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Attributed to Cato by Cicero, De Republica 1.7, trans. Francis Barham. My source is: Monastic Practices,Revised Edition, Charles Cummings, OCSO. Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, Liturgical Press, 2015, p. 49.

One thought on “Alone in Good Company

  1. Thanks for the reminder, Richard.

    When I was beginning the journey, a very astute person asked me, “When you are all alone in the middle of the night, are you in good company?” It was one of the most growth-stimulating questions anyone ever asked me.

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