Productive activity is characterized by the rhythmic change of activity and repose.
Productive work, love and thought are possible only if a person can be, when necessary, quiet and alone with himself.
To be able to listen to oneself is a prerequisite for the ability to listen to others, to be at home with oneself is the necessary condition for relating oneself to others.
(Eric Fromm in The Art Of The Possible by Alexandra Stoddard, p. 88)
27 November 2015