Seclusion is a blessing but best balanced with interaction.

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CharliRenee

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Lately, I have been all wrapped up, digging in, exploring, and pondering stuff. Learning feeds my soul. I can easily become consumed in a matter, searching things out ignites a passion. You see, time and circumstance has brought me to a place of solitude. This unencumbered condition is not uncomfortable most of the time. It seems to suit me...well, most days. I have my all a-lonely, bless my heart, times too, like I'm sure many, bless their hearts, do. My freedom, however, allows me to indulge in the explorations that tickle my mind. So yeah, I usually enjoy my humble and peaceful table for one life. I can get lost, though. I take it to extremes; if I am not careful and intentional, isolation creeps in.

Today, was different. I took a wee walk with one of my fluffy muffy pillows of a dog. I then spent a couple hours in the company of two freshly living ppl, lol, my grandchildren. It was brief, but their impact on my heart refreshes and rests my soul at the same time. I was also gifted some sacred moments with their amazing Mama, my youngest daughter, Tana Bear. We visited and giggled. As I was observing her, I was filled with delight in the person she chooses to be. She, like her sissy, is so beautiful. She has so many pleasing personality traits that makes time in her company quite easy and enjoyable. We laugh a lot. I got to thinking as I was with her and ours, "wow, I get to be theirs and they get to be mine". I often ponder this truth, all throughout my senses, when spending time with my loves.

It isn't until I connect with people offline, hugging them, laughing with them, working with them, touching and talking with them, face to face, watching their expressions and the uniqueness of their souls do I realize the preciousness of another. Even feeling the air touch my skin as I walk in nature brings to my awareness the importance of finding balance with mind, body, and soul.

Yes, I can get lost in learning, in writing and reading; seclusion has its place. Yes, I feel blessed finding these independent and simple thrills. Yes, getting lost has its rewards but finding my way back brings the sweet journey home.

Thank You Jesus...♡
 

Solemateleft

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Thank you for sharing... Very profound, genuine and full of the essence and purpose of living our lives... So happy that you are so in touch with your innermost feelings and so open with your self awareness and reflections... You are truly blessed...
 

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I enjoyed your post about solitude very much and found the writing to be outstanding in its content.
 

CharliRenee

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I enjoyed your post about solitude very much and found the writing to be outstanding in its content.
Ur encouragement is very uplifting, thank u, truly, thank you
 

CharliRenee

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Thank you for sharing... Very profound, genuine and full of the essence and purpose of living our lives... So happy that you are so in touch with your innermost feelings and so open with your self awareness and reflections... You are truly blessed...
Your response touched my heart. Thank you so much.
 
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My first prayers are thank you Lord for opening my eyes. Thank you for allowing me to stand on my feet. Thank you so much for the ability to get down on my knees and praise our father in heaven. The more books I read it seems like it's logical that I am forgiven by the blood of christ in a temporal manner.

With that said your perspective is a breath of fresh air that is greatly appreciated! My 12 year old daughter was taken by her mother and the Lord opened the door for a season to spend time with her that I was thankful for but I still miss her. My current wife is divorcing me after only two years of marriage but we have a son in common.

Being present with him when I get visitation is something that I cherish but when it we are apart I get lost in reading and prayer. How do you balance the seclusion so you hear from God with your heart and not just your mind?
 

CharliRenee

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My first prayers are thank you Lord for opening my eyes. Thank you for allowing me to stand on my feet. Thank you so much for the ability to get down on my knees and praise our father in heaven. The more books I read it seems like it's logical that I am forgiven by the blood of christ in a temporal manner.

With that said your perspective is a breath of fresh air that is greatly appreciated! My 12 year old daughter was taken by her mother and the Lord opened the door for a season to spend time with her that I was thankful for but I still miss her. My current wife is divorcing me after only two years of marriage but we have a son in common.

Being present with him when I get visitation is something that I cherish but when it we are apart I get lost in reading and prayer. How do you balance the seclusion so you hear from God with your heart and not just your mind?
I think He is the heart of a matter. I think trusting His input regardless the pain, opens our hearts for an intimate response. It is hard to feel His presence when we are experiencing seasons of struggle, especially when we feel alone or isolated. Remember, it is only with Him that we can truly surrender, knowing that regardless the circumstances, He is our hope. I sincerely believe accepting and embracing His authority brings His sanctuary. I am so sorry that you are feeling so much heartbreak, with the loss of your first marriage and now this second union's break has to bring a new kind of ache. I suppose we can take comfort knowing with Him, the story is never over. I think your desire to seek balance is really wise. We must never spend too much time secluded, and also never avoid healthy solitude that brings one and one time with Him. I appreciate that you asked me my opinion. I think when we get lost in our own tribulations, we need to focus on the needs of others. However, if we are unable to sit quietly with our thoughts, we need to find balance. In Him, that balance is found.


I think what you need more now, though, is not my attempts to answer such a good question. I'm far from an authority, especially on your journey. I think what you need is prayers.. so praying for you and yours is what I'll do, right now.

Oh also, i sure did appreciate reading you giving Him your praise. That was a blessing. I think giving Him the Glory He so deserves is always important.
 
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I think He is the heart of a matter. I think trusting His input regardless the pain, opens our hearts for an intimate response. It is hard to feel His presence when we are experiencing seasons of struggle, especially when we feel alone or isolated. Remember, it is only with Him that we can truly surrender, knowing that regardless the circumstances, He is our hope. I sincerely believe accepting and embracing His authority brings His sanctuary. I am so sorry that you are feeling so much heartbreak, with the loss of your first marriage and now this second union's break has to bring a new kind of ache. I suppose we can take comfort knowing with Him, the story is never over. I think your desire to seek balance is really wise. We must never spend too much time secluded, and also never avoid healthy solitude that brings one and one time with Him. I appreciate that you asked me my opinion. I think when we get lost in our own tribulations, we need to focus on the needs of others. However, if we are unable to sit quietly with our thoughts, we need to find balance. In Him, that balance is found.


I think what you need more now, though, is not my attempts to answer such a good question. I'm far from an authority, especially on your journey. I think what you need is prayers.. so praying for you and yours is what I'll do, right now.

Oh also, i sure did appreciate reading you giving Him your praise. That was a blessing. I think giving Him the Glory He so deserves is always important.

Glory be to our father in heaven first and foremost because all blessings come from him!

Thank you so much for your prayers and time to show moral support!