Our true life is in Christ: as St. Paul has it "hidden with Christ in God."
This is the truth that the contemplative life reveals. I think of this verse from the second reading of the Easter Day Mass (Col. 3.3) especially in connection with the Dominican nuns of Marbury, AL. (Look at the "History" section especially!) My father, sister, and I stopped to visit the monastery on the way back from the beach last year! Get off I-65 between Montgomery and Birmingham at the "Big Peach" -- Clanton, AL. These nuns are hidden with Christ in God!