Being alone can be scary. It causes us to question all kinds of things. Ourselves, our actions, our life.
The best art is created in solitude, for good reason: it’s only when we are alone that we can reach into ourselves and find truth, beauty and our soul.
The distractions of the world are so many that ‘fortunately’ we can go practically our whole life without ever thinking deeply about what we’re really doing. All the chatter drowns out our deepest thoughts. Without space to grow, our best ideas may never materialize.
Firstly we have to clear out some room.
Doing things alone is awesome. You are in complete control and you get to let the moments take you wherever they please. There are no agendas or personalities to satisfy. No one to compare against. You’ll see people and the world in an entirely different light. Just pure exploring.
In being alone, we get to know ourselves Spending time alone allows us to get to know ourselves. To let it all hang out with no worry of others’ perceptions. Be your own best company and never be without a friend.
We face our demons, and deal with them in some way.
Time for thought You get time for your self to think about that new idea.
You get to slow down. See and appreciate the world around you. Think consciously about your life without constantly reacting to the thousands of monkeys thrown on your back each day. Everyday is a unique day.
Space to unwind, and find peace in every moment.
Solitude is the time to reflect on what we’ve done, and learn from it.
Your priorities change. Life gets simpler.
Sometimes isolation from the influences of other helps us to find our own voice
Quietness helps us to appreciate the smaller things that get lost in the roar.
You do things you’d never do. When we’re alone we do so much more thinking, reading, writing, meditating, observing and exploring. Whether you are constantly around people or not, some intentional time to let your thoughts run wild can be valuable medicine for us all.
Ask the big questions of yourself. The ones you never have a chance to ask. What am I passionate about? What’s great in my life? What am I proud of? What is my purpose? What am I best at? What am I meant to do in this world? The point is not to solve life’s problems. It is to open your mind to them and address the idea that there’s a lot to be learned about yourself.
We do Deserve Some Solitude, Life has gotten too complicated to not reserve some time to ourselves and our thoughts every once in a while. It is not just about being alone. It’s about being disconnected from life and consciously connected with your thoughts. For those of you who claim you don’t have time for it, you are the ones who need it most.
There will always be times in life when you are alone, whether it’s your decision or not. Why not get used to them and learn to embrace the calm? These times give us a chance to experience life in a way we never otherwise would.
Make solitude a priority and your mind and body will thank you.
When was the last time you were alone?
No people, no noise, no technology, no distractions what so ever. Just you and your thoughts…