Accolades are mere charades, and insults are just manmade. It’s what you are on the inside that matters! One of the greatest things in the world is to be free from the torment of self-focus. Pride will choke your heart and make it hard to breathe the fresh air of humility.
You can choose your inner scenery–the images flickering in your mind. Choose inspiring mental scenes instead of depressing ones.
Solitude can be tormenting or fulfilling, depending on how you use it. I love finding uplifting ideas inside me.
One of the reasons that it’s difficult to be in seclusion is that it tends to force us to face our illusions. The more I know myself, the more I’m convinced that Jesus is right on point when He says, “Deny yourself.” It’s hard to trust other people if you can’t trust yourself.