Silence and Solitude

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I. PENDAHULUAN
Seorang Kristen yang sejati adalah seseorang yang menyadari hakikatnya sebagai murid Kristus (disciple of Christ) dan mengalami proses transformasi spiritual yang dikerjakan oleh Allah untuk menjadi serupa dengan Kristus. Salah satu cara dalam proses transformasi spiritual tersebut adalah dengan melakukan disiplin rohani. Ada berbagai disiplin rohani yang dapat dilakukan; tapi dari semua disiplin rohani tersebut, jenis disiplin rohani solitude dan silence-lah yang jarang dan sulit dipraktekkan dalam rangka mengembangkan spiritualitas Kristen meskipun sudah banyak literatur Kristen yang membahas dan menganjurkan jenis disiplin rohani ini.
Sebenarnya, disiplin rohani seperti apakah solitude dan silence itu? Apakah benar-benar Alkitabiah? Mengapa sulit dan jarang dilakukan? Bagaimana membedakan disiplin rohani solitude dan silence dengan praktek-praktek non-Kristen yang hampir serupa? Bagaimana cara mempraktekkan disiplin rohani ini? Makalah ini dibuat untuk menjawab pertanyaan-pertanyaan di atas. Walaupun solitude dan silence dapat dibahas sebagai dua jenis disiplin rohani yang berbeda, tapi dalam makalah ini, keduanya akan dibahas sebagai sebuah kesatuan praktek disiplin rohani. Permasalahan yang dibahas hanya dibatasi pada disiplin rohani solitude dan silence itu sendiri walaupun dalam prakteknya berkaitan dengan disiplin rohani yang lain seperti doa, meditasi dan puasa. Makalah ini juga tidak akan menyajikan perbandingan yang mendetail antara solitude dan silence dengan praktek-praktek non-Kristen yang dikatakan hampir serupa.

II. DEFINISI SOLITUDE DAN SILENCE
Dallas Willard mengelompokkan solitude dan silence ke dalam kategori disiplin pemantangan/pertarakan (discipline of abstinence). Solitude adalah kegiatan menyendiri untuk sementara waktu secara fakultatif demi mencapai tujuan rohani; sedangkan silence adalah kegiatan…...

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