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!

  2. Beautiful post. Thanks for the mention! Praying your soul will be replenished as God speaks to you in the silence (and through the voice of your two-year-old!)

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