The Four of Swords tells us that it is time to tune out the outer noise and retreat into your inner sanctum.. It is time to prioritize rest, recovery, and recuperation. This is the card of stillness, of taking a much-needed pause. When this card appears for you, you are being asked to work on strengthening your mental well-being while honoring the needs of your physical body. The Sufis teach us the importance of balancing activity and repose. How do you balance the two? What practices do you use to prevent physical, emotional, and spiritual depletion?