Fellowship of Heretics Daily Devotional: August 4-Solitude

Our Lady

HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL- Aug. 4, 2016-SOLITUDE

Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Council Member Maddie Nix

“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.” — Albert Einstein

“I know not how it was – but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit. I say insufferable; for the feeling was unrelieved by any of that half-pleasurable, because poetic, sentiment, with which the mind usually receives even the sternest natural images of the desolate or terrible.” — From the Fall of the House of Usher

Solitude can be both calming as well as dangerous to the psyche. Humans need time by themselves but not so much that they lose their grasp of reality.

 

Today’s Action: Today, one of your meals alone; and, by alone, that means no cell phone or book or social media. Just you. Be with your own company, savor your food and linger for a little while afterward to be with yourself.
Sharing: We’d love to hear about your experience dining alone.

** Don’t forget your gratitude journal at the back of your print edition of Holy Heretic!

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