Solitude is something that alludes me, but God has brought the subject of solitude to me in so many different mediums and messages lately that I can’t ignore the fact that this is a Spiritual Discipline I’m supposed to be learning.
I’m having trouble defining what I should “do” in solitude – oh, but there’s the point, I don’t think I’m supposed to “do” anything. And that’s a problem for me because I’m a doer by nature.
This morning I began a new morning routine that is supposed to include some time of solitude – just me and God. I think I might have managed two minutes before I became distracted by everything around me. I’m not giving up, though.
I’m reading a book right now called Strenthening the Soul of Your Leadership by Ruth Haley Barton (huge thanks to Jan for gifting this book to me)… I’ll be sharing more from it soon, but here is one quote about solitude that has me committed to figuring this out:
Just as the physical law of gravity ensures that sediment swirling in a jar of muddy river water wil eventually settle and the water will become clear, so the spiritual law of gravity ensures that the chaos of the human soul will settle if it sits still long enough.
Have you experienced solitude that has settled your soul?