I subscribe to a daily email, Beads of Wisdom, from Jan Lundy who also writes Buddha Chick Life. Reading back through this week, the following post from February 4 struck me as being so succinct and well stated that I felt the need to share. Perhaps it is just that this is my current state of feeling today. Perhaps it is that after half a life-time being mother, wife, daughter, colleague, boss, surrounded by people, I realised how vital to the soul it is to make time for ME … ALONE. Yet so rarely do we do so in our busy, daily lives. Now that I have this opportunity, as a result of drastic life changes and upheavals, Icherish every moment I have in solitude. Just me, myself and I.
Silence and solitude are vital to our well-being. Time to be alone, without the clamor of a noisy world and the needs of others, is essential to create physical, mental, emotional and spiritual harmony. In fact, silence and solitude may be the foundation for living as our true selves: as beings who are innately confident, peaceful, openhearted, kind and generous. Without periods of and places for silence and solitude, it’s difficult to connect with the essence of who we really are.
In truth, we must desire inner calm more than chaos and then create an environment and routine that allows us to access it on a regular basis. How might you create space and opportunity for yourself today to be restored by silence and solitude?
Blue faced heron, solitary silence ….