Choosing Joy, whatever life brings
“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.” – C.S. Lewis, ‘The Weight of Glory
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i’ve had pretty much nothing but solitude for the past few years. and while i do love it, i miss companionship.
Do you have regular contact with anyone at all? Or are you speaking strictly of a ‘romantic’ relationship?
i have discovered that all of my “friends” are actually the husbands of my wife’s friends. i really have none of my own. so, companionship would be a great start. a romantic relationship (my wife and i have been essentially room-mates for the last 15 years) would be too much to hope for, and far too difficult to manage.
Reblogged this on Mirage Flame and commented:
I love this quote! I love people, but I also need to be by myself, too!! And I value encouraging friends and family!! With Jesus as our friend, we need to get quiet to hear Him whisper to us!!
There’s a line about friendship in a song that has always stayed with me. It’s “knee deep in a river and dying of thirst.” We should take care to keep in touch with those friends around us. Solitude should only be enjoyed for brief moments at a time.
I agree wholeheartedly. The value of relationships cannot be overstated. That is a wonderful quote.
I completely agree with Janet, it is good to have a balance, too much socialising can be exhausting and spending too much time alone is not the answer either.
I guess we need to choose our friends carefully and make time each day to feed our spiritual nature, if we are lucky enough we can do this with like minded friends!
This quote finds me after an entire summer where I either had grandchildren or my mother-in-law, all of whom seem to be unable not to talk. I need a break from the noise!!!! lol. And I am desperate for meditation (usually done in my bed after everyone is asleep) and friendship. We moved here 6 years ago, and while I keep in touch with old friends, I have yet to find that kind of friendship here (even in church). I lost my best friend to cancer 3 years ago, and she is irreplaceable. I think this quote has given me something to think about. Angie
It is a balance between needing that human interaction and having quiet time to meditate, isn’t it? I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I pray you will find someone special to share life with that will help to fill that void.
Insights and knowledge from C.S. Lewis is like a gift that keeps on giving.
A wonderful quote by an amazing writer. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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