There’s something to be said for solitude: the times we take to be alone when we create a space in which peace can grow, we can unpack and process thoughts. Whoever said in solitude we are least alone has captured the essence of all introverts for whom life is not one long loud, joyful sing-a-long.

You won’t find solitude on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs but for some that is precisely where we go when we’re in survival mode; more often than not it is where we find our happy. It is where we re-energised and it is that place of soulish comfort where we are brave enough to face or demons. In the absence of white noise we create space to ponder our limitations and reflect on life’s challenges, perhaps even to understand how some challenges have morphed into the triumphs we aren’t yet brave enough to share with others.

How can we think deeply, contemplate or reflect unless we create the space for solitude.

Participating in the A – Z Challenge for the month of April, 2017.


7 thoughts on “Solitude

  1. “How can we think deeply, contemplate or reflect unless we create space for solitude.”

    Exactly, Linda. I must have time alone or I cannot handle the day-to-day. It is a time to gather myself together so I can face the world. Those who are not introverts do not understand the need we have for solitude.


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