Solitude And Focus

There are times when a person just needs a little solitude. When the world around you is full of flashing signs and blaring music and distractions of every kind. We all have those moments when the mental clutter just needs to be pushed back and space needs to be given for focusing on one thing at a time. We need to just let our minds drift for a little while like a bird on the lake. He’s not trapped in the water. He can leave at time of his choosing. He can paddle around and go to any part of the water or land that he wants. He’s not overtaken by winds or currents but instead he rides them. He works in harmony with creation and achieves what is needed. And he rests when it’s time. He is at peace with his environment as God intended. Solitude isn’t really about being antisocial or introverted. It’s about focus. It’s intended to be a limited time for mental and emotional recharge. We exercise our bodies to grow stronger and have more endurance but any successful athletes will tell you that it’s during the resting cycle that the strength manifests. Our minds and spirits are the same way. We need a resting state to fully benefit from the stimulation we experience in daily life.

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4 thoughts on “Solitude And Focus

  1. Gotta love some solitude during winter, I feel like when I get to process my thoughts by myself, I can come to conclusions much better. I do still talk it out, but I’m realising that oftentimes, it is usually by myself when I start realising things I had previously missed.

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    1. Our modern world floods us with what I call “brain spam”. Everything from t.v. and music to reading material seems to be telling us what to think, feel and believe. Trying to concentrate and have a truly independent thought is like being a 12 year old in a dodgeball game with the high school football team. Sometimes it’s just in your best interest to leave the court.

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