Monkeys in my inner life...

"Our inner life is like a banana tree filled with monkeys jumping up and down. It is not easy to sit and trust that in solitude God will speak to us—not as a magical voice but as knowledge that grows gradually over the years. And in that word from God we wil find the inner place from which to live our lives. Solitude is where Jesus listened to God. It is where we listen to God. Solitude is where community begins."

A Spirituality of Living by Henri J. Nouwen