healing solitude


One of my favourite blogs is Keri Wyatt Kent’s Deep Breathing for the Soul, and I have been thinking about Keri’s recent post about silence and solitude the past few days.

To understand why this is so important, I’ll paint a brief picture of my house:

I have a 2 year old who never stops talking, she even talks herself to sleep and talks herself awake. I have a 6 month old who is a lot quieter but knows how to be vocal when needed. I am a talker (you already know of my love of words), so my spare moments are often used to call a friend or to write in my journal. Add to this the washing machine or dishwasher or any other machine that is constantly whirring in the background.

I am sitting on my patio enjoying a cup of tea and relishing the quiet – yet I still hear noise:

I can feel the breeze on my face and hear it rustle the leaves in the trees; I can hear the birds chirping and flitting through the garden; I can hear a neighbours wind chimes – but most of all I can hear myself think.   I am experiencing what Keri calls ‘healing solitude’.

I hope you also get a moment of ‘healing solitude’ today.

2 thoughts on “healing solitude

  1. I did today AND yestserday Jo. I’ve come to the realisation that I need to have a daily moment of healing solitude to feel sane. Thanks for the reminder!

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