This quote made me think about solitude, being alone. However this doesn’t mean that one is lonely; there is a difference. I am rarely alone and it has been this way for as long as I can remember. I’ve always been wanted or needed – daughter, wife, mother, friend, employee – so I relish any moments of solitude, however brief.
Some people need others around them constantly. They are just not comfortable with their own company. They make sure their calendars are full and the thought of spending time alone fills them with dread. Their social life is double or triple booked with social events with ‘friends’, some of whom are no more than acquaintances, but they fill the void of loneliness some people feel when they are alone.
I love spending time with my husband, family and friends, however, I jealously guard my moments of solitude. I think it is so important to have ‘me time’.
Spending time alone does not necessarily mean you are lonely. You can be surrounded by people and still feel alone. Solitude helps you step out of the world for a time and helps you to discover your inner self.
It can be a time for meditation to think, dream and plan.
When you are alone there is no need to converse, you are alone with your thoughts and feelings and can ‘just be’ with no demands placed upon you.
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Being alone and having times of solitude should not be mistaken for loneliness.
Solitude can bring peace to a hectic life for some it is as important as air. They need solitude to survive.
Why not take some time out and enjoy your solitude.