Simple Place


 

Secret Place

(Photo taken from: http://www.themiraclejournal.com/2012/02/04/the-miracle-of-a-broken-heart/)

 

There is, there is a simple place
Where I can go and be myself
Where I can see him face to face
And in, and in that simple place
I can go and hide away
And I can be alone with him

I can tell him all my secrets
That I share with almost no one else
I can be open and honest, without fear
Cause he knows the deepest needs that are in my heart

I can be, I can be simple with him
That’s what he wants, that I be real with him
And I, I would have it no other way
Then be myself, be who I really am with him

I can tell him all my secrets
That I share with almost no one else
I can be open and honest, without fear
Cause he knows the deepest needs that are in my heart

Is there anyone that you can be totally open and honest with?  Anybody that you can share your deepest thoughts and feelings with, and know that you won’t be judged? I do.

Now, I don’t want to sound like a religious freak here, but I’m going to go out on a limb. This song was written about the quiet times I have alone with God.  Being a Christian, I believe in Jesus and that in him I live, move and have my being.  That said, it is very important to me to spend quality time with Him. To have relationship.  Because ultimately, I believe that is why God created mankind.  For relationship.  I love how Sarah Young puts it in her book, ‘Jesus Calling’, “He and I are intertwined in an intimacy involving every fibre of my being.” I love this quote.

Truth be told, this isn’t my greatest recording.  At times I go flat and it sounds like I’m tired (I did have a baby at the time), but this song was written about these times I have alone with God.  He is my safe place. He is where I can unload all of my crap and know I’ll be understood.

So, back to you. I’m interested to know. Is there anyone you can be totally open and honest with? How do you unload your crap? Do you have a secret place where you go to find peace and unload your burdens?

See also:   https://stacilys.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/food-for-thought-friday-zucchini-crust-pizza-and-intertwined-in-intimacy/

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31 thoughts on “Simple Place

  1. That was beautiful. Really, really beautiful. I have that quiet place inside of me I visit where I feel totally accepted and can be myself. It is a safe place and I fit there perfectly protected from the world around me. Call it God, spirituality. I guess I never gave it a name. As far as a place I feel save enough and share everything that sits quietly inside of me…believe it or not, my blog. I write from my heart and do not even consider what others will think or how,my words will make them feel. They are my words and my deeper side of myself that have a window to see in for the people that have the interest and take the time to look ♥️

    • You just made my day cutie. I feel so appreciated. My sincere thanks to your kind words.
      Thank you so much for sharing your experience and how you ‘unload’. I can totally understand about it being on the blog. And it’s great that you make it a place where you can just be free to share everything and anything. That makes you authentic.
      🙂

  2. There are a few – one is my twin flame. Annie knows my deepest secret fears and things I have done that I could tell nobody else. And yet she loves me. She is from on high. As are we.
    Terry

  3. I disagree, Staci, the song is really good. Did you do your own harmonies? As far as unloading my inner feelings, I let that out through song. Some of my lyrics are personal, and no one has seen nor heard them, but that’s alright. This reminds me of Simon and Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence, in which he says “Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again…”.

    • Ohhh, thanks Rob. You are too kind. Yes, the harmonies are me.
      Yea, musicians tend to do that. Turn feelings into songs. Interesting though how you have some lyrics that no one else has heard. But then again, it can be like therapy. I wrote a whole ton of stuff the other day that I wanted to put into a poem. Afterwards though, I thought it better not to. Some stuff is meant just for us eh.
      🙂

      • Hi Staci, I thought the harmonies were beautiful! Yes, songs and poems can be therapeutic. Those private poems and lyrics are so personal and powerful and would resonate with others if only we were brave enough to share. Maybe in time.

  4. Writing is a great way for me to unload and decompress. And then there is my closest and dearest friend, a person I can truly be myself with and know that I am accepted for who I am. If I didn’t have these two things in my life I am not sure where I would be right now.

    • Hi Heather. I can totally see that about you. Using writing as a way to unload and decompress. The arts, whether it be writing, making music, painting, dance, etc, is really an amazing outlet for expressing, unloading and sharing what’s inside. I’m so glad you have a close friend to be yourself with too.
      🙂

      • It sure is, Staci. I often wonder where I’d be if I hadn’t found an outlet for my emotions through writing. Probably in a lot worse place than I am now…

  5. I don’t know if anyone else has had a problem with your site, but when I go to your posts on “Readers” it freezes up. When I actually clicked on your blog name next to your logo was the only way I had success.

    • Hey Richard, thanks for letting me know. I tried earlier and it was doing the same thing. I just tried again and it seems to be working now.
      Thanks again
      🙂

  6. Thank you so much, this is truly beautiful Staci and even though I have around 4 people in my life I can totally be myself with, like you, I also write for the Divine so I feel where you are coming from. Love, lots….

    • Thank you so much Neeta. You are a sweetie. And that’s great that you have four people you can be totally yourself with. Glad we are both on the same page with writing. Yours is beautiful.
      🙂

  7. Enjoyed the song…. your questions are too intense for me to ponder at the moment after a long weekend of traveling…….I tried to start writing a response to some of the questions you posed and my brain went into overload…. so for now I will just say that I enjoyed everything you wrote 🙂

      • His son was the producer on that and now-a-days he talks endlessly about how corny a job they did; but the content was really good. Many of my thoughts about art, film, and music have been directly influenced by Schaeffer. In fact, it was because of Schaefer that I went back and started watching old French New Wave films from the 1960’s to understand a) what he was talking about cuz I had never heard of the films before b) to understand how those films influenced society…..

        In Pittsburgh this past weekend I met a pretty accomplished PhD art professor from Australia, and we talked art philosophy at the coffee shop and I was able to stay toe-to-toe with him thanks to many years of being guided by Schafer in my studies on art 🙂

      • Yea, and gotta love their son’s big mustache at the end of it when he was interviewing his parents.

        I can see what you mean about your thoughts being influenced by him in these areas. I remember seeing contemporary art in the past and thinking to my self, ” what the heck is this artist trying to say. Doesn’t make sense. ” but then the whole thing Shaeffer shared about chance and all really put the pieces together. He’s really given me a lot a food for thought. Not to mention, a great desire to delve deeper and study. Things such as humanism, existentialism, fragmentation, etc. I just need about another 24 hours in a day to read and study and do all that I want.

        By the way, the trailer to our new film was just released this morning. It’s only in Portuguese for now (I’ll have to translate it and get our editor to put in the subtitles), but if your interested you can check it out here:

        🙂

  8. I would say there are a handful of friends and my boyfriend who I can turn to like this, but God is there as well. During the turmoils of my youth, my relationship with God was often the only think that kept me going. I think that’s one of the biggest reasons why I still trying out different churches and denominations. If the days comes when I have children, I want them to have that. I’m sure, even when I was younger, that my parents would have been there for me. But, because I didn’t think they would be and because I didn’t want to disappoint them, I refused that comfort. If I am the most opening and welcoming parent, that won’t stop a child from thinking what they want to. When all else fails, Divinity is there. I think it’s a very important relationship indeed.

    • Hey TK, that’s great that you have so many people you can be yourself with. I think it’s a lot easier for women, especially those that are more extraverted. I’m interested to know why you thought your parents wouldn’t be there for you.
      “If I am the most opening and welcoming parent, that won’t stop a child from thinking what they want to.”
      –I see what you’re saying. We are all individuals. No two people are alike. And we are all responsible for our own actions and so on. I agree. Do you feel that your parents were open and welcoming? I know I lived in fear of my dad. However, that’s a whole different ball game. He was a very verbally abusive alcoholic with a lot of serious issues from his past. It really affected me in my formative years and into my youth and adulthood. Actually, I believe that God had to do a lot of inner healing in me in order to change my mind-set and understanding of him. One day, I sensed that he was showing me that I feared him like I feared my dad. Thankfully, I’ve safely come through. I guess that’s why I could write this song.
      🙂

      • I do not feel like my parents were open and welcoming, but for different reasons. My parents aren’t the type to deal with problems. In my family, we didn’t speak of bad things. Those kinds of problems were below us. So, I felt like confessing my feelings to my parents would make me a grave disappointment. I already felt like a disappointment as it was, so there was no way I was going to tell my parents anything.

        Every once in a while, things would get too intense and I would try and talk to them, but I never felt heard. All that did was prove to me that there was no worth in telling them how I felt.

        Now, as an adult, I can think of ways I could have approached my parents that may have been more effective. I have a better understanding of why I was the way I was then. But, in that moment and at that age, I didn’t know that much about myself. This made communication with my parents difficult.

        That’s why, as I said, a relationship with Divinity is still important to me. I want my children to have the comfort of someone they feel understands them, especially if they feel they can’t turn to anyone else.

      • Thanks for sharing TK. That is so sad that you felt like a disappointment to them. I imagine that it was tough, especially if you were an only child.

        You know, it makes me think about myself as a parent and for when my kids reach adolesence and even now. I really hope and pray that I could be the type of mom where they can feel totally free to share their hearts with and be open with, knowing that they will not be judged and that they will be heard. Sometimes I get so frustrated and impatient, especially with my son who has Asperger’s syndrome.

        I love how you see ‘relationship with divinity’ as a comfort and a place where you can be totally understood. That’s beautiful.
        🙂

    • Thank you Diana. Yea, I don’t really like my voice in this one. I think I sound tired and flat. But I am sharing different songs that I’ve written and giving the story behind them.
      Blessings 🙂

  9. Beautiful post! Heartful poem! I think for all believers in the world, regardless of their religion, God is The One they be can be totally open and honest with… can, and must should say… as for your question
    “Do you have a secret place where you go to find peace and unload your burdens?” Yes I do! My garden, and Nature in general… I also love churches, especially desert churches… I’ve written a poem about, my “church”, that is Nature, maybe you’ll be interested in reading it! Thanks for sharing your light and being so interested in what others think, believe and hope… you have a generous, sincere and faithful blog 🙂

    MY CHURCH

    My church has no wall
    My church has no roof
    Birds are flying through
    Stars are shining above
    My church has no door
    My church has no window
    Shy owls are welcome there
    Secret lakes are stained glass
    And bluebells go to the mass
    It is a shelter in my heart
    Hugeness in my soul
    My church is nowhere
    And everywhere at the same
    As fragile as a snowflake
    As strong as love
    For it is the breath of life
    For it is just made of faith

    FGM

    • Oh yes, I think I read this poem of yours some time ago. It sounds familiar. I wrote a song once called, “Coram Deo”. It is a latin expression and means, “before the face of God”. It implies that my entire life is constantly lived before Him. It takes away the idea of the separation of the secular and the sacred. So basically, it doesn’t matter where I am, or what I’m doing, everything I do is done before God, and is my act of worship. I wrote a whole post, and added the recorded song to a post some time back. If you’d like to read/listen to it, you can do so here:
      https://stacilys.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/coram-deo-1st-in-the-song-series/

      Awwwwww, Frederic, you are so kind. Thank you for such beautiful words that you said about me. I really appreciate them and you. And I consider myself so blessed that we have crossed paths.

      Blessings 🙂

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