Soul Care: Practicing Solitude

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Who needs solitude? Everyone!

What is solitude? The definition of solitude is:

The state of being or living alone; seclusion: to enjoy one’s solitude.

Remoteness from habitations, as of a place; absence of human activity the solitude of the mountains.

A lonely unfrequented place: a solitude in the mountains.

Simple steps to solitude:

-We must be intentional in practicing solitude by finding a quiet space or place.
-Invite God into your space asking Him to be with you. Breathe in deeply 2 or 3 times letting each breath out slowly.
-Take in your surroundings by noticing your setting, the sights, the sounds.
-Meditate on a favorite scripture that reminds you of God’s peace and serenity. One of my favorite scripture to meditate on is:

“Be still, and know that I am God”
-Psalm 46:10

You can practice solitude anywhere. Enhance your solitude by listening to meditation music on your iPod.

Give yourself 10 minutes and see how it feels. We are too plugged in not to practice solitude.

Give yourself the gift of seclusion and shut out the world. Your emotional and spiritual health depend on it.

His Daughter,
Melanie

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