A Proverbs 31 Woman wrote:
“In solitude God begins to free us from our bondage to human expectations, for there we experience God as our ultimate reality—the One in whom we live and move and have our being. In solitude our thoughts and our mind, our will and our desires are reoriented Godward so we become less and less attracted by external forces and can be more deeply responsive to God’s desire and prayer in us.”
I agree with you.
We Muslims pray five times a day to get refuge from the noise of human busy life; collectively in the mosque lead by one parayer leader (Imam) or in our homes in silence and solitude to refresh our spiritual life and for our godward journey.
All religions have the same purpose, in my opinion, to submit to the one true creator God.
“There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to the Lord.”—Leviticus 23:3
To enter into solitude and silence is to take the spiritual life seriously. It is to take seriously our need to quiet the noise of our lives, to cease the constant striving of human effort, to pull away from our absorption in human relationships for a time in order to give God our undivided attention.
In solitude God begins to free us from our bondage to human expectations, for there we experience God as our ultimate reality—the One in whom we live and move and have our being. In solitude our thoughts…
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