Establishing a safe place where you can heal and connect.
Muhammad's withdrawal from society in the cave on Mount Hira outside Mecca for the purpose of meditation was seen by later mystics as the basis for the systematic practice of seclusion...."
- Ernst, Carl W. The Shambhala Guide to Sufism. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1997. https://amzn.to/2SoFmun. p. 48.