The storms of life can really asphyxiate your focus so that you can't see beyond its perimeter. It' can be so dark that the idea of light seems unimaginable. However, when the storm comes and infiltrate your atmosphere, its very entrance can be emotionally stagnating if you aren't experienced with them your mind is preparing you for 'fight or flight mode'.
“We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly - spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.”
Susan L. Taylor