Seek solitude thoughts!

Mildred Higgins
Mildred Higgins

At one time or another all of us, I believe, hear the call to solitude. It can beckon us at

any moment, under any circumstance. How do we find solitude? Why is it important

to our lives? I find that having a quite mind unravels many thoughts, but it takes

effort. Some studies says that true silence is the resting of the mind, it is to the

spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

There should be at least a special place or some quite corner where no one will find

you and disturb you in your silent thoughts.

There is many times in life, that I’ve wished for solitude, I need to be by my self. And

as I grow older, there are so many things to think about and to discover in the wonders

of solitude.

Over a century ago, Henry David Thoreau did well to go to the woods to “live

deliberately, to confront only the essential facts of life,” to remove our selves from our

peripheral concerns, from the pressures of a madly active world, and to return to the

center where life is sacred. Nothing could be worse, Thoreau wrote, then to come to the

end of life and “discover that I had not lived.” As Thoreau suggest, in confronting

“only the essential facts of life” we meet ourselves face-to-face; and for many of us

that can be rewarding often life-changing. In quite moments, solitude thoughts we

may find the truth of ourselves. Above all, in solitude, we may find God, and come to

know His voice. “Be still and know that I am God” {Psalm 46:10

“We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the

friend of silence. See how nature—trees, flowers, grass –grow in silence; see the

stars, the moon and sun, how they move in silence….The more we receive in silent

prayer, the more we give in our active life. We need silence to be able to touch souls.” {Mother Teresa}

“If you wish to grow in your spiritual life, you must not allow yourself to be caught up

in the workings of the world; you must find time alone, away from the noise and

confusion, away from the allure of power and wealth.”{Thomas A. Kempis.”

Solitude is when you discover God firsthand. You don’t need an intermediary.

When you have closed your doors and darkened your room, remember never to say that

you are alone, for you are not alone; God is within.

Millie’s thought for today; Self re-newel usually begins quietly. Only those who learn

how to live with solitude can come to know themselves and life “.Be Quite, Be still!”

“…a time to keep silence and a time to speak.” Ecclesiastes 3:7

Mildred Higgins

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