It’s not like anyone turned their back on me, or left me out purposely, it was simply that I could not backpack with the family because of my recovery! UGH!!!!! Once again, that alluring voice of the mountains was heard and they were eager to respond.
As they left me at home, I was super excited for them, and I was determined to make the best of my alone time. I knew that I had lots to learn from the latest events in my life. I felt as though I had been forced to rest when all I wanted to do was take off. When the door shut, I stood there all alone, I was suddenly aware of the quietness in my home, at that moment I decided to not add any noise and remain in quietness until they returned. That meant no television or music.
It sounds crazy, but I can not tell you how great it was for me. I realized that you are never lonely if you like yourself and have an adorable Great Dane to keep you company! It feels good to recalibrate your thoughts, forced silence worked beautifully for me. I felt my strength coming back and my thoughts were clear and positive.
This time of relaxation gave my body a chance to focus its energy on fixing and repairing. I find myself now looking for opportunities to unplug and be quiet because I see how this too can aid in staying healthy.
You are probably wondering—how long did I stay in this silence? Due to bad weather, the family trip was shortened, so only 3 days and 2 nights. But, when they came bounding in the front door my heart leapt, because during my silence, I could not imagine my life without them!
In quietness and in trust shall be your strength. Isaiah 30:15
Learning to be Quiet ♥Right Now Raw