Who among us doesn’t need peace as we stand in the midst of a flood of media streams, conflicting world views, and push-me-pull-you rhetoric? How do we settle down enough to find our center, to expand into a sense of silence and rest?
That’s hard to do when we feel anxious, worried, unsafe.
When chaos seems to be swirling, our first instinct is to put our feet down, to make contact with something solid. This lovely article, “Solitude Is about More than Just Being Alone,” by Omid Safi, from yesterday’s On Being, helps us do just that, offering insight into the limitless blessing of presence, no matter what the press of the outer world may be.