I could live on a deserted island very happily.  

It’s not that I don’t like people.  I love learning from people and am happier listening than talking.  But there is just so much noise in the world, and it makes the noise in my head get that much louder, and I lose touch with myself.  It’s easy to hide behind lots of activity and noise.  But all it does is keep me off focus of what is really important.

This week’s assignment of finding 36 hours of silence was tough.  Actually, impossible.  But I’m determined to do it.  I will have 5 days all to myself in a couple of weeks and I will do it then.  I’m very much looking forward to it.

In 1Kings: 11-12, it says:

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lordwas not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

I am learning to listen to the whisper.