A brief break from infinite disruptions



“Whenever we pray alone, study, read, write, or simply spend quiet time away from the places where we interact with each other directly, we are potentially opened for a deeper intimacy with each other.” — Henri Nouwen

The woman in this photo is obviously enjoying her quiet time before her work shift begins. It was a little after 10 a.m. when I saw her sitting outside her place of work taking long and welcomed puffs on her cigarette and occasionally sipping hot coffee from the cup near her. At times we all need to mentally and physically dissociate ourselves from infinitely impinging noisy environments or social settings that tax our mental reserves and sanity. If I were a smoker a cigarette the size of a telephone pole and a barrel of hot coffee would fit the bill nicely. — Ā gc



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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

8 Comments on A brief break from infinite disruptions

  1. You would be some kind of smoker, Gerry! šŸ˜€

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  3. Love the metaphor. I can relate to needing a LOT of time for reflection and solitude to feed my capacity to connect with others

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    • I have found that inner reflection leads to an outer awareness and acceptance of others. It is also a good idea to read a lot as well. Whatever you want. The words read will eventually make a lasting impression on your mind and then you will be anle to transcribe these thoughts to your readers.


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