I am inspired to write because for many, many years, while living in solitary confinement, writing was my only means of communication….” – Jarvis Jay Masters
Alone….lonely…..by myself…..none to reach out to…….no friend……..sadness
THAT IS SOLITARY CONFINEMENT
I use to live there….not in a cell….not a captive for a crime……but a captive of my mind…….have you been there?
Have you found freedom?
It is a sad and lonely state when you are racked within by fear to live life to the fullest each day as YOU. It is terribly damaging within to wish that you could be yourself and yet when you think to step out of that cell of the mind you cringe. My heart would pound as if I was standing in front of rabid animal that was about to tear my head off…and yet I felt this way just to say ” you hurt me!” I felt this way just to say” I am weak and vulnerable in that area of my life.”
Have you ever felt that way? Afraid that you were not enough. That maybe you were too much. That you weren’t smart enough…..pretty enough…..quick enough…..__blank___ enough – this is solitary confinement. Trapped by our own thinking …trapped by our emotional reactions to things around us.
Communication – the thing that sometimes we most fear – it’s the vehicle of expressing who we are to another person. Communication is also the key. The key to set us free. The key to the gate out into our release. One step at a time….one word at a time…LIVE YOUR BEING…….BE LIVING……and waste time no more to be the YOU that you are created to be.
Live no longer in solitary confinement reach out and BE the friend you want and you will find one!! ..and you will no longer be solitary:0)
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out to others is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken,
because the greatest hazard in life is to do nothing.
The person who risks nothing,
does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing.
They may avoid suffering and sorrow,
but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live.
Chained by their attitudes, they are a slave,
they forfeited their freedom.
Only the person who risks can be free