The agonies and the void that I often felt inside occur
less and less frequently in my life today. I have learned
to cope with solitude. It is only when I am alone and calm
that I am able to communicate with God, for He cannot reach
me when I am in turmoil. It is good to maintain contact with
God at all times, but it is absolutely essential that, when
everything seems to go wrong, I maintain that contact through
prayer and meditation.