…Introspection time with JBM
I sat reflecting intently on how busy life can be, with activities and engagements that do not seem to end. It feels almost like chasing a clock before you and you never arrive.
You work up in the morning and you are heading for work, and weekends are a time for other activities especially those deemed to bring economic value.
With the economy proving challenging for many, you cannot afford but think of many other ways of survival.
Introspection of this common experience is that even in amidst of the chaos of life, it is possible to find a time of isolation which is cardinal to your wellbeing and general effective functionality.
The world perceives isolation differently and often linking it to negative effects on one’s social life including health. However voluntary sense of isolation on the other hand can have far reaching benefits regardless of one’s personality being introvert or extrovert.
Today’s article is a simple reminder of the relevance of isolating one’s self from the busy world, as this can be rejuvenating in itself.
Sometimes it may not necessarily be locational or in terms of space but rather even in amidst of other people one can practice solitude and earn positive benefits.
Do you feel behind schedule in certain assignments and expectations you know were supposed to have been accomplished earlier?
Do you feel overwhelmed with happenings of life almost losing your identity and purpose of life?
A time of isolation if practiced regularly will spur you to another level of world’s perception and inner strength to keep moving, without allowing your fear tone you down.
Personal introspection of who you are and who you could be in terms of achievements and influence the world has been waiting for can be accomplished from that deliberate moment of isolation.
Isolation forces you into deep thinking and planning until you tap into the inspiration you need to keep the fire burning.
Sometimes this can be achieved even during you sleeping time, where you allow yourself to simply get lost in imaginations and personal devotion which recharges your energy levels to accomplish the impossible.
Be relevant in your generation and find the treasure that lies in the moment of isolation, because there in God meets with you and you can never be the same.
Self-isolation enables you to keep away from all distractions and noise of life while swinging on big dreams and awakening the sleeping giant in you.
Within that solitude moment lies an opportunity to get in touch with yourself. Unplug from the smart phone and social media for some time and be less distracted. As this will allow you to take inventory of what has been achieved in your life so far as well as remind yourself who you are and who God expects you to be.
Within that moment of isolation get in touch with your spiritual being and find ways of activating it and refocusing on your goals for greater achievement and success.
It is that solitude atmosphere that spurs you towards problem proofing your mind and getting new inspirations and creative ways of doing things. Within that moment God begins to reveal unsearchable things you know not.
That hidden treasures are revealed only by the Almighty and unless you sit at His feet and invest your time in His presence would you have the opportunity and the privilege to access such.
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Author: Joan Beulah Mute , is a Lecturer in Research Methods, Sociology and Law and Ethics in Public Health at the University of Lusaka.
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