Silence & Solitude
Hello readers, I hope you are all doing well. Happy Sunday to you all. It's the last Sunday in the month of April. It's raining over here, and everywhere is silent and calm. It's a moment you will enjoy being alone. Which is why I will be talking about silence and solitude.
Not talking or being silent is the most underrated skill and I love it when I see people in my life becoming more comfortable with silence. That's when I know they're learning to be alone with themselves.
The reason we talk so much is because we are afraid of the silence and solitude we need in order to hear ourselves and to connect more deeply with others.
Solitude means being alone and enjoying it. Few people have the courage to enjoy their own company, but in doing so they can reap numerous rewards.
In times of despair, feelings of loneliness are a natural response. But, in fact, loneliness is always an option.
The silence of your thoughts is only broken during moments of true connection.
If you're feeling alone, you are an option.
You are never alone if you allow yourself to be present in the moment. To be aware and alive to the world around you.
And if you are afraid of losing yourself in the moment you are fearing the loss of an illusion.
You need solitude to realize your flaws-
Solitude has been my BEST friend when it comes to identifying my flaws, something I find very hard to do when I'm around people. With the right amount of time alone, you'll strip down to your core and discover all the things you don't like about yourself and then can begin to improve on those areas. The key is to always be constructive with your criticism.
You need solitude to be creative- Solitude gives you the space and quiet you need to brainstorm and be creative.
You need solitude for self-discovery-
Solitude helps you connect with the real, true you. It allows you to delve deeper into your emotions and what makes you who you are as a person.
You need solitude for confidence-
Being alone helps build confidence in yourself and your abilities by allowing you to get out of your comfort zone and accomplish things that are difficult for you by yourself.
You need solitude because it's social-
When people aren't around, it allows us to feel at peace and not feel judged by others; so while it can be very isolating, it can also be very freeing because we have time to ourselves without any distractions or interruptions (even if we have interruptions deep within our own head).
That's why I love being alone and why I wish there were more days where I could spend them alone.
In silence/solitude we are forced to be with ourselves. In our busy world, that feels uncomfortable.
Our inner world can feel violent and intense, especially when we allow it to just be without trying to fix it or run away from it. Your inner world is the only one you have control over, so it's important to know what goes on inside it.
You were born, and you exist, creating your own world with your thoughts and actions, but silence is still all around you. There is always silence. And when you're lost in your thoughts or simply enjoying your solitude, this silence is not a burden or constraint: it's a reminder that you are not alone.
Thanks for reading ❤️❤️