Solitude is a Necessary Place

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Being lost in this physical world I search for people to guide me approve of me etc. In this day I realized the importance and necessity of being alone with the natural universe. It is then you are not really alone. But being taken care of by something more powerful than even another human.

Submitted: November 23, 2008

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Solitude is a Necessary Place

written April 11, 2007

I learned today and this past week that I don’t have to talk or listen when it comes to my story. It is mine and it is okay to keep it to myself sometime. I need courage for the simple then the courage will come for the big.

I don’t have to ruin all of my friendships because I don’t stick up for myself. I want to be held. I want someone to care for me. Just for a moment. To touch my hair and my skin. To soothe my pain. I know what I needed and wanted today but I could not articulate it in words. There are days like that. No decisions are made. People cannot help. How then do you help yourself? Choose to. Say what you want. Tell someone how You are important enough. Even more important than that.

I could not hear you today sitting up high in my car with all the traffic. I could not feel the air. Just NOISE NOISE NOISE! I was tired of it. I came to see YOU for a reason. To be with you and only you. When I opened the door – I felt my invitation. I felt the rocks on the sides of my feet and could not wait to touch your sand. To lay in it. It was warm with my head on the rocks and my body on your earth. My feet feeling almost every grain of sand. I rolled my pants. I wanted to touch your small swell. It was cool but it is the first positive touch I had all day. The water splashed higher. My pants were wet. A total invitation – a cleansing. I went in fully clothed without hesitation. The cool water stunned my breath but it was okay. Up again – I splashed down, back first. My hair dripping, my clothes sticking. I smiled in this moment. I really smiled. One more time. I became enveloped in you one more time before returning to my car. Ahh refreshed.
With nature, you don’t have to ask or tell – it calls, it invites. No questions, no judgment, no fear, no time, no hurt. Even if you swam into the horizon without looking back, it would not hurt. You become part of the ocean. Always present.


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