Solitary : A photostory on human emotions at SREENIViews

“As soon as we are alone,…inner chaos opens up in us. This chaos can be so disturbing and so confusing that we can hardly wait to get busy again. Entering a private room and shutting the door, therefore, does not mean that we immediately shut out all our inner doubts, anxieities, fears, bad memories, unresolved conflicts, angry feelings and impulsive desires. On the contrary, when we have removed our outer distraction, we often find that our inner distraction manifest themselves to us in full force. We often use the outer distractions to shield ourselves from the interior noises. This makes the discipline of solitude all the more important.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen, Making All Things New and Other Classics

 

Alleys and stories within - Varanasi, India
Alleys and stories within – Varanasi, India

 
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6 Responses

  1. Thank you for subscribing to my blog, also. I’ve just looked through a collection of your India photos and they are wonderful, showing the people in their environment. I look forward to more. India is a place I have long wished to explore.

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  2. I love Henri Nouwen’s writings. So much wisdom there!

    Thanks also for subscribing to my blog. I’m behind responding to comments but saw your notes to me, which I really appreciated.

    Nancy

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