How often does it really happen that I enjoy the silence, that I am not getting nervous, not looking on my smartphone or switching on the radio, not thinking about the training or which groceries I need to make, which text I want to finish or who I should call back? I go to the monastery to switch off. But actually I am switching on. For me the days in the monastery are important to bethink myself of the relation to me, other people, my chosen way of life, what is my task in life and what can I effectuate. When I am leaving the monastery after a week I am full of energy and looking forward to my everyday life.