"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls." - Mother Teresa
No, I'm not becoming a hermit in 2010. But I will come to terms with my need for solitude and embrace it as often as I can. Hopefully, it will be guilt-free. That's another area I need to work on. Solitude with guilt isn't really very rewarding and the purpose is pretty much defeated. I'll never be the life of the party; the truth is I usually don't even want to go to the party. Can you tell I turned 50 this year? It's time to be honest. I don't want to do the expected anymore; I want to be myself. My best work is created in solitude, my best decisions are arrived at in solitude and I thrive in solitude. My head clears and my mood improves after time alone. I'm a better person when I give in to being the way God created me instead of fighting to be someone else. And if it makes any sense at all, I'm much more sociable if I get my solitude!
So here's to a wonderful 2010! May God bless us all.