Welcoming Stillness

Some find it hard to comprehend the notion of being still and alone. With no one but yourself, being your only sole audience. People find it difficult to cope being alone because we live in a culture familiar with noise. Most it unnecessary thought, I should add to that. We like turn the tv on and the stereo turned up and whatever that is that contributes to noise, it becomes the background to living life, like in the movies. Only in the movies the music has a purpose to be played, unlike in life.

But I think that solitude in a sense contributes a lot for the soul. It is actually needed because sometimes we need to think and reflect on our own. I’m not promoting that solitude is the way to go but times when it occurs sometimes we just have to accept it as a gift. A gift in the world full of buzzing unnecessary tantrums of noise.

As for me, I feel serene whenever it happens. I guess sometimes it’s something normal to me, like i’m built in with this sort of attitude. Even if that is the case extreme leanings to being alone is not healthy as well. So I have to watch myself in that department.

It’s the holidays CNY (Chinese new Year) and it’s a whole week off from classes and the place now feels deserted, like a ghost town. But it’s good. It stills my soul to enjoy the quietness for a change. With books and more books to keep me occupied.

One thought on “Welcoming Stillness

  1. reading this remind me of psalms 46:10

    “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

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