One epiphany that occurred to me is that silence has the propensity to permeate the soul. The cessation of activity may lead to the quietude of the heart, wherein lies a stillness that fosters a calm reassurance that all is as it should be. The overall slowing down of my pace, served to create a new baseline of feeling, less anxious overall. Therefore, the quieter moments of peace were even more peaceful than prior to the diminished state of existence, whereof only the essential thrives. Within the solitude of my heart, as a benefit of quieter surroundings, and a less frenetic daily routine, true peace is found, resonant with the beginning of creation, inasmuch that certain moments more than others contain a fertile void, a ground of being, unlike any other previous awareness.