“Solitude is where I place my chaos to rest and awaken my inner peace.”
I find that it is harder and harder to find a place of quiet and peace in today’s world. We are digitally connected almost 100% of the time. To achieve real quiet outside of the chaos requires making a conscious decision to give yourself the gift of solitude and peace. For me it means quiet time with a good book or perhaps a long bike ride or a run.
I am reminded of the verse in Matthew that frames what I look for when taking some time of solitude: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
How often do you actively seek to give yourself this gift?