One of the basic tenants of all forms of paganism is meditation and introspection.
Healthy spiritual growth requires an active awareness of self and the best mechanism to create and maintain such an awareness is meditation and introspection.
Our world can be a very fast paced experience.From selling our time to earn a living, to investing our time in relationships with friends and family the hours of the day disappear quicker than we often realise. When the next day comes, the cycle starts again in a spiral of exhaustion that sleep does not fully restore.
Rest is not a reward.
The Irish language is often remarked upon for it's poetic turn of phrase and that is no more obvious in the sean fhocail - or 'old words'. Sean fhocail are well known sentences that some might see as cliché, but when each one of them is considered in more than just passing, the deeper wisdom and cultural insights can be glimpsed.
Ar scáth a chéile, a mhaireann na daoine translates as "Under the shelter of each other, people survive."