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Enjoy Some Quiet Time with Your Soul

25. oktober 2011

How long has it been since you shut out the rest of the world, tried to silence that inner chatter that always goes on inside your mind and simply enjoyed some quiet time with your soul?

As a mom, a student, a partner and an entrepreneur, I suddenly realized that it has been a while. As a matter of fact, I could hardly remember when I took that time for myself and just allowed myself to BE. Not memorizing facts for my studies, not being on constant alert for my child, and not watching noisy movies with her father. There always seems to be something going on, doesn’t there?

But that doesn’t make it less important to stop the madness once in a while. It makes it even more crucial that you do. Because if you don’t take that time for yourself, when will you get to know who you are? Really? You might know yourself well enough as a parent or as a friend or whichever hat you put on during the day – but what about you, when that curtain falls? Who are you without your hats? Do you even know?

This is important on so many levels. It’s vital for your mental health, that’s one thing. You’ll also perform so much better in every role you might have in society if you have that peace of mind, and you’ll affect others differently. It’s like a pebble in the water.

But I truly believe we are here for a reason, too. If you are reading this, it might be reasonable to assume that you are interested in the natural way of life. You may hear that calling to go back to nature, as so many others are right now. And you know what? It might be that you are here on this planet, in this time, to actually play a part in that shift we are experiencing now. But your mission, your calling, may have been so drowned out by everyday life that you hardly even recognize it as anything else but a constant nagging on your soul telling you that there is something you have forgotten, something you should be doing with your life – but you can’t remember what it is.

I’ve had that feeling more times than I can count, so I’m totally relating if you are one of the people who’s going through this right now.

Take some time for yourself. Rediscover who you truly are, and what you want out of life. There is simply no way of getting your heart’s desire if you can’t connect with it, and recognize it for what it is.

As I’m writing this, I’m sitting on a bench by the water. It’s dark, quiet and so lovely up here – pure therapy. This is where I go to reconnect. This is where I get to speak with my soul about its purpose, about its desires and about life in general.

I highly recommend that practise!

Do you have a quiet place? Tell me about it in the comment field below!

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  1. I have a quietplace, but its a 6 hour drive from here. It is located where we have our cabin. And there are just a few others around the place, and quiet! On a cliff by the sea. I can hear waves crush to the rocks beneath me, and birds fly in the sky.

    Where we live now, I dont have a special place. But I have to take a tour one day to look at the world around me! We live close by the ocean now too, so I`ll definitely find a great location.

    1. A 6 hour drive sounds a bit unpractical, to say the least. 😆 I’d love to have a cabin, though, it’s one of the first things I will invest in as soon as the lottery winnings comes in! But until then, it’s smart to do as you say, to look around and see what is within reach. I’m aiming to make my garden a sacret space some day, and right now I’m busy conquering the porch, but you know, the living room can also become fairly quiet if you just turn off the tv and the pc and whatnot, and just allow yourself to sit and be. 🙂

  2. I love to enjoy some quiet time by candlelight and with essential oils in the bathtub. I also love the forest, where I spent hours and hours alone as a child, playing. What I did recently was to lean back in a chair and listen to some spoken prayers and afterwards journaling. That felt wonderful… 🙂

  3. I do my best to get some quiet time every day. Ideally I prefer to meditate daily, but it’s been quite a while, to be honest.

    If I don’t get some quiet time, time alone in nature or meditation, I feel like I’m going to explode 🙂

    Being the wife of a spoiled brat, the mother of a 4 year-old, working a regular job, running a business on the side, despite several physical conditions which limit my energy, takes its toll.

    1. Yeah, I know.. 🙂 I’m in the same situation, especially now that my final exams are coming up. It’s so important to take some time out!

  4. I do my best to get some quiet time every day. Ideally I prefer to meditate daily, but it’s been quite a while, to be honest.

    If I don’t get some quiet time, time alone in nature or meditation, I feel like I’m going to explode 🙂

    Being the wife of a spoiled brat, the mother of a 4 year-old, working a regular job, running a business on the side, despite several physical conditions which limit my energy, takes its toll.

    1. Yeah, I know.. 🙂 I’m in the same situation, especially now that my final exams are coming up. It’s so important to take some time out!

  5. Hi Nienna,

    I’m fortunate enough to live in a place that’s surrounded by National Parks and as such have many, many spots to choose from. Your post is a timely reminder to get out and enjoy some of them. This weekend is a long weekend and originally I was hoping to go to the «big smoke» 6 hours away to spend time with someone I quite like, but that fell through.

    Now I think I know why – to provide me with the chance to get out and reconnect a bit more than I have been lately. So I’m going to schedule in some long walks on top of the picnic with a girlfriend on Monday and the time I’d originally intended to spend in my garden.

    Thank you for re-igniting the desire to do so 🙂

  6. Hi Nienna,

    I’m fortunate enough to live in a place that’s surrounded by National Parks and as such have many, many spots to choose from. Your post is a timely reminder to get out and enjoy some of them. This weekend is a long weekend and originally I was hoping to go to the «big smoke» 6 hours away to spend time with someone I quite like, but that fell through.

    Now I think I know why – to provide me with the chance to get out and reconnect a bit more than I have been lately. So I’m going to schedule in some long walks on top of the picnic with a girlfriend on Monday and the time I’d originally intended to spend in my garden.

    Thank you for re-igniting the desire to do so 🙂

  7. Solitude is my refuge several times a day. I snatch it behind closed doors, in the loo, the auto, and in our home amidst the woods. I find that tidbits of it throughout each day, moments of peace sustain me.

  8. Solitude is my refuge several times a day. I snatch it behind closed doors, in the loo, the auto, and in our home amidst the woods. I find that tidbits of it throughout each day, moments of peace sustain me.

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