Have you ever wanted to shut out the world and retreat into a warm, dark, safe place. A place where there are no demands on your time, no emotional influences from others, a place of perfect peace.
I believe there comes a point in persons life when they need a sacred space such as this. A place where they can be undisturbed, still and tranquil. A place where they can rest their minds, their soul, and absorb all the lessons all the knowledge they have acquired up to date.
The mystics and the holy men knew the importance of this and they would often take themselves off for weeks at a time to find the solitude that their spirit needed. Whether it was deep into the forests, far out into the desert, or high up into the mountains.