Sometimes, I just need stillness.
Silence. Do you find it comforting or does it make you uncomfortable?
At my writing group the other day, my friend captured the essence of why I must write.
She said… I find writing a time of solitude to connect with my inner self.
Sometimes, I feel as though I will emotionally burst if I do not write. I keep a prayer journal. I write poetry. I blog. I write devotionals.
Writing is sweet release. It is also my sacred time of quiet solitude.
As my friends and I talked about solitude and silence, one of them made the comment that some people can’t handle long commutes because of the solitude. I look forward to the quiet of my commute. I pray. I listen to music. I think. I calm my thoughts.
Connection with others is a great thing, but sometimes you need solitude to reconnect with yourself first. In these quiet moments, I can pray. I can calmly breathe. I can put things in perspective. I remember Who is in control.
This morning as I prepare for a whirlwind of a day, I take these few moments of solitude to refocus. Everything will be okay.
In what ways do you find your own place of solitude?