Of course it varies from person to person in place, size, shape, kind, atmosphere. No problem with that. Unless you never land there. Most of that has to do with your choice/s and willingness to try!
I suppose mine has always been either the woods, near a stream or pond, up a hillside, out in nature somewhere. Sometimes it’s a very small spot right in the midst of a large city, but no matter, a place to park my body for a bit and cool out, rest. Chill. Or bask in a little sunshine. I’ve long realized I’m an explorer sort of person so searching and looking to observe in new places and new ways has not typically been a matter of fear for me. Drifting, restlessness, that’s something else, more on that in a moment.
So- often my personal space has been a place of quiet.
Years ago it was a web spot (MySpace, heh) but at present it’s any of several including Word Press, Twitter or Facebook, Instagram spots. Libraries have been this for me right through my lifetime.
There are more and other ways to think about it but the point is that I believe everyone needs a place to just be!
I mean where we can be ourselves, who we are and at ease. I don’t mean to say we do not need to grow, change, shift, reflect maturity and I’m talking spiritual, social, emotional, mental and physical maturity. We live, learn, consider, accept, reject, deal with (or do not) proportion and values or we just drift.
By “drifting” (a part of life too!) I do not fully discount learning from moving around but in the end I’ve long been convinced non-attachment as a lifestyle is less than best. Being planted is how flora grows. It may be blown by the wind but eventually must settle, take root or it dies. No doubt good soil is essential.
My attachment to the risen Jesus is like blood -only it’s eternal- and brings life to me. I meet with Him no matter the place, space, group or in solitude, but the ongoing life coursing through me is forever (yes) constant and essential to life.
In that sense my personal space isn’t 100 percent personal even when I’m not in the presence of people on this planet.
Right in the middle of anything including fear, pain, enemies, etc.: “You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” -Ps. 23.4
Though physically speaking alone, I’m never alone.
There are plenty of Bible verses that proclaim the close, immediate God-with-us presence of the Lord. I’ve been convinced most of my life that such is reality regardless of feelings or circumstances.
Oh, Psalms and other texts are laced through His Word where worry, calling out “Where ARE You Lord??!” is a reality too. It is my ongoing experience He meets us where we are, never leaves or forsakes us, is a very present help in trouble and does Himself not change regardless of our faith, doubt, fear, ice-cream and coffee, sunshine -or- bitter weather.
I do think there is a place for anyone who genuinely seeks Him.
THAT is my happy place, the place of peace. Why? It’s a place of fellowship in His presence. It’s a place I don’t have to “perform” to gain His attention, the attention I most need and desire.
As always, thanks for stopping by 🙂 -Glenn