The art of solitude

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There are times when you need to sit all by yourself. There are times when you need to press pause button on all that’s going on around you and listen to the music that your soul plays. There are times when you need to gather all your courage and meet yourself. Carving out a little ‘me time’ from your busy schedule can make a great difference. Solitude is the soul’s holiday. It is an opportunity to stop doing for others and do those things which make you feel happy, things which make you feel at peace with yourself. Just like your body requires its thirst to be quenched when your throat runs dry, your soul too requires its thirst for solitude to be quenched when it runs dry on inspiration.

These days we’ve all been surrounded with electronic gadgets, information technologies which have completely dominated us. While these technologies have made the world smaller and brought us closer together, they have managed to take us far away from ourselves. These have helped us connect to the world around us but have unfortunately isolated us from ourselves. We all feel that we know ourselves, we know are problems, we know our feelings, we are self-aware. But the reality is only a few people do. We have never tried to dig under this mask that we wear. We have never tried to get in touch with the real person within us.

Our detestation to solitude could be explained as our aversion to boredom. At the core, we have this fear of nothingness, hanging about the neck of our heart. We have this fear of doing nothing and that’s the reason we fail to understand ourselves, understand what we want. The point is, if we don’t face this fear, we’ll never be able to face ourselves. The only solution to this is to shed away the fear, face that boredom and explore that personality under your mask. The more you get in touch with yourself, the lesser you feel lonely and anxious.

The quieter you become, the more you hear. These moments of solitude stir that creativity deep within us. It helps us in resolving all our internal conflicts. It helps us explore and know who we are. We need to make time for our thoughts, our feelings, our emotions, our hopes, our problems, our doubts cause if we don’t, then who will. This moment of stillness will definitely play its magic on us. Ironically, it’s the most important skill, one needs to acquire, but no one ever teaches.

I would like to end with this quote, “The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.”

-Aashi


Hello everyone! This time, I attempted writing something different. Would love your views on this post. Let’s catch up in the comment section😉

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  1. Not everyone is comfortable being alone with their thoughts. They find the silence to be deafening. But you’ve raised a great point – we have to take the time to be alone with our thoughts. That is a journey of self-discovery that everyone must go through. It can work wonders and help us know more about our inner selves. Loved this one, Aashi 😄

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    1. I agree everyone’s not comfortable being in solitude. People need to understand that never facing this silence is same as never facing themselves. And that’s why they tend to feel anxious and lonely even though they are connected to their surroundings. And as you said this journey of self discovery can be rewarding. Thanks a lot, Shweta for your view!🤗

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  2. I love your post….I can very much relate to it…people can’t handle silence coz it’s somewhere quite intimidating….the last quote is amazing….plus….”The quieter you become, the more you hear. These moments of solitude stir that creativity deep within us.”….beautifully written….

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    1. I know the last quote might look simple, but it has a lot to say and here you have summed it up. Glad to hear this from you! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. “The quieter you become, the more you hear. These moments of solitude stir that creativity deep within us. It helps us in resolving all our internal conflicts.”

    It speaks to me. Thanks for this!

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