There are times where I just need to be myself. I need to be BY myself.
There are times where I need to be able to relax and know that no one is watching me.
Not because I have things to hide. Not because I don’t feel like I can be myself in the presence of others. But simply, because I need to be able to just BE, without the feedback or looks from others.
I need to be with my own soul. With my own heart. With my own mind.
I need to clear the cobwebs from my head.
There are just those times. Times where I need to gather myself and understand where I may be feeling “burnout” in my life. Look at what I’m prioritizing, and what needs to be realigned.
I need to do this by myself. With myself. FOR myself.
I can feel it when I go for great lengths of time without getting time to be with myself. I get a little…. Out of alignment. I feel somewhat off-kilter. I may be going about things in my life just fine, but inside……. Inside I know I need some ME time.
Time in my own company recharges my soul. It refuels my drive to do the things I’m gifted to do. It feeds me in a way that not many other things can do.
I can close my eyes and think without the voices of others filling my head.
I can dream without the interruptions of other people’s dreams.
I can tell myself hard truths that I need to hear. And I can pamper myself when I need some extra tenderness and softness during challenging seasons.
I can – most of all – hear my God more clearly speak to me. I can more clearly see who He has made me to be. And that can get lost in the busyness of the days.
So, there are those times, where I crave to be alone. Not lonely. Because I will be far from it. But, alone to rediscover and refocus what I want to be about, each year of my life.
You have to go down deep inside at times, to know what the inside wants. So I will cherish those times that I am given to be with my own soul. I will crave them when they creep away from me, until I can access them again.
I will continue to value the gift of them when they are given to me. Those sweet, sweet times that hold so many treasures to be uncovered.
They give me vision. They give me rest.