Solitude (¯`'·.¸(♥)¸.·'´¯) is the place of the great struggle and
the great encounter!
is the garden for our hearts, which yearn for love. It is the place
where our aloneness can bear fruit. It is the home for our restless
bodies and anxious minds. Solitude, is essential for our spiritual lives. It is not an easy place to be, since we are so easily distracted by whatever promises immediate satisfaction.
is not immediately satisfying, because in solitude we meet our demons,
our addictions, our feelings of lust and anger, and our immense need for
recognition and approval. But if we do not run away, we will meet there also the One who says:
' Do not be afraid. I am with you, and I will guide you through the valley of darkness.'
— Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey
'May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.'
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