Tuesday, January 14, 2014

MUCH LEARNED FROM SOLITUDE




 ---------------
This was written in the blog a long time ago. But I'm bringing it here as the perfect platform for my return to writing after a brief hiatus which, by the way, was certainly enjoyed much.

THE INDEPENDENCE OF SOLITUDE

The independence of solitude... ahhh that's a beautiful phrase and thought. And yes, it's perfectly sweet. Knowing where you are, knowing that things are temporary and will pass, knowing that people will come and go in anyone's life, and knowing that anything that happens will happen because they happen for a reason, including love. Everything has its own place, time, season, and reason. (Ecclesiastes from the Book) -- All these are better understood in the presence of solitude.

Never deprive a man of his solitude because there he grows in self with self. He learns well when left to his musings, reflections, and insights. There he is restored to his core and once again regains his balance and true perspective. There he comes to terms with his inner demons and learns to sift through the grain to find his true gold. There he will argue with his God and who in turn will show him where he is right or wrong. There he sees himself without sham or masks and exposes his weaknesses as well as his strengths. There after all the battles fought he will finally come to a rebirth of self -- a renewed creative shining powerful version of his old self.

The independence of solitude confirms and affirms the independence of that person not only for his good but hopefully for the greater good of which we all must serve.

"It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

-End-

Wish you all blessings for a lovely day!



2 comments:

  1. Ellen,

    I am now making a sincere effort to get back not only to write but visit my friends here also. Read both current posts. All I will say for both is SO VERY TRUE.

    Take care

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So nice to be seeing you again, Jack. Missed you visiting the blog. I hope all is fine at your end. Now that you're back I shall be looking forward to your interesting posts.

      Thank you for this lovely visit. Always take care.
      Blessings to you and your family.

      Delete

:-) Here's where I warmly welcome you. Here too is where you leave your footprints behind with fond memories attached to it of wonderful chats and friendships. Thank you for sharing in my blog world. Will be seeing you too in yours. God bless you!