Quiet Time

Embracing Solitude

We are, by our very nature, social beings; but sometimes you just need to be alone. Henry David Thoreau said of being alone, “I never found a companion that was as companionable as solitude.” For some of us it takes practice to be comfortable being away from all the distractions and interactions that keep the mind occupied, but the benefits of hanging out with your self are bountiful. Healing happens when you include more solitude in your life. There is more space for you to be present to your thoughts and feelings when you remove yourself from the need to interact with others.

Being alone allows you time to revel in the hidden treasures of your thoughts and feelings. Slow down, give yourself permission to just be you. You don’t have to feel lonely, even if you are alone. In the quiet you can listen to the sound of your spirit. Take a walk in the park, put on music and dance, meditate on your own self and let solitude be your companion. Turn off the phone, silence the mind and discover your inner joy as you enjoy the peace and quiet of finding solitude in an always-bustling world.

How To Be Alone – Poem by Tanya Davis

Recommended: Solitary Refinement – The Hidden Power of Being Alone by Robb Thompson and Solitude: A Return to the Self by Anthony Storr


Dr. Emil Hawary commented on 12-Sep-2012 10:05 PM3 out of 5 stars

It is true. I feel more relaxed, calm and comfortable when I am alone. No restrictions and no distractions. Loneliness allows you to talk with your mind and body. Its a divine feeling and everyone should feel that.

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