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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Curling Inward


Some days praise is easy, obvious, clear, a sense of abundance that spills forth, overflowing. Then there are the days when all I want is to curl into myself. The hours are a blur, each dissolving into the next. I feel fragile as I shrivel and become smaller and smaller. I don’t want to talk to anyone, I crave silence and time alone. I don’t think it is about self-pity, grieving, sadness or depression, though I might have assumed that these were reasonable conclusions at other points in my life, nor do I deny a flavor of these mind states swirled into the mix of who I am in the moment. Over the years I have found that sometimes I need to withdrawal; by embracing solitude space opens up for “something else” to be revealed, something I can’t visualize now, something I just need to wait for. Like tzim-tzum, the Holy Blessed One contracted to make space for our world to exist, there are times in our lives as human beings that we must do the same. Today is that kind of day for me. I think perhaps honoring this is form of praise all its own, for it is a matter of emunah, faith.



15 comments:

  1. i think that winter is a universal curling up time period an incubation of dreams and new ideas... i can identify with your desire to withdrawal... solitude is heaven... xox

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  2. May silence fill you with healing love and joy.
    Judy

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  3. I completely understand your need to withdraw sometimes, as the same thing happens to me, but I always come out of it feeling renewed :o)

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  4. i hear you...there are times i need solitude as well....and there is a time to return and not allow ourselves to stay there...i wish you discernment in that...and peace in between...

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  5. We have these days but it changes all the time??? I hope you feel better soon

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  6. Thank you, Laura because I am having one of those days too (still in my PJs but I'm ok with that - I needed to be nice to myself today :)

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  7. Yes. Thank you for blessing your solitude and inviting others to do the same.

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  8. I always find such beauty when I come here, Laura.

    I do believe that going inward and silence can bring us closer to spirit - whatever that may be. I wish you peace and love in whatever you find there.

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  9. I think that everyone needs to stop sometimes and think of themselves and their own faith. I think that this time is very productive for our souls.

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  10. I like what Brian said.. the discernment is so key.

    Sending peace always.

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  11. yes, i too have this ebb and flow. i gently now peek in as you are curling in and whisper, hello. xox

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  12. grace be unto you as you wait...

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  13. I think sometimes we all need to curl inward in silent solitude and just be.
    I'm sure that is praise enough. Take care Laura.

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  14. i think this is the most powerful kind of praise.

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