I’ve never met a mature Christian who doesn’t value times of quiet solitude. And yet, we often push it aside, thinking it to be a waste of time or at least not worth the time. So here are some suggestions to help make the spiritual disciplines of silence and solitude easier.
#1: Find a Quiet Place
Everyone needs a place where they can get away from the noise. Whether that’s your bedroom, your living room, or your basement, you probably already use this area to calm down. Use this space for prayer, Bible reading, and other spiritual disciplines. You’ll like it.
Throughout the day, noise gets built up your head. The more you hear, the more that lingers in your brain. It’s important to empty this out now and then. It’s calming. Just get a piece of paper, or an app (I use Day One) and write out what’s bothering you. (I have an entire post coming up about this is this series.)
#3: Take Walks
Step out your front door and walk down the street. You can pray, or recite Scripture, or just be alone. This practice really helps me when I’m stressed out or sad. Try it, you’ll probably find it to be helpful too.
This post has ended up being shorter, but I hope that fewer words help you focus on the main points. Go and spend some time in quiet solitude. It helps.
Next week I’ll be covering the last post in this series: journaling. See you then.