Thursday, November 4, 2021


 + "All human beings are alone. No other person will completely feel like we do, think like we do, act like we do. Each of us is unique, and our aloneness is the other side of our uniqueness. The question is whether we let our aloneness become loneliness or whether we allow it to lead us into solitude. Loneliness is painful; solitude is peaceful. Loneliness makes us cling to others in desperation; solitude allows us to respect others in their uniqueness and create community.

"Letting our aloneness grow into solitude and not into loneliness is a lifelong struggle. It requires conscious choices about whom to be with, what to study, how to pray, and when to ask for counsel. But wise choices will help us to find the solitude where our hearts can grow in love." – Henri Nouwen in The Dance of Life

+ Our relationships are important. There are relationships which need our attention so that we can be truly humble and compassionate companions on the amazing journey of others.  We do this best by using our times of solitude for that illuminating, mysterious, miraculous connection which creates more wisdom and compassion for our own amazing journeys and the amazing journeys of others.


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