Spending Time Alone


The great omission in life is solitude; not loneliness, for this is an alienation that thrives most in the midst of crowds, but that zone of time and space free from outside pressure which is the incubator of the spirit. — Marya Mannes

I’ve been guided to spend time on my own – alone. To rest more. To just BE.

To do this I need to get in touch with myself to hear, listen and nurture my inner wisdom and dreams –ย  none of which is possible when I’m actively focusing on the outer world or tending to others.

Solitude is considered to be the soul’s holiday, an opportunity to stop doing for others and delight ourselves instead. In Solitude I see more clearly what’s going on in my life.

If you’ve been feeling this way as well, find a place where you can be alone for a while. I enjoy waking up early, holding a warm cup of tea or coffee in my hand and looking out my backyard. I noticed I’m more creative when I’m alone. The feeling of shutting off outside channels and be at one with myself is freeing.

When I give this time alone, I discover a new level of energy I didn’t know I had. I also find the strength to manage challenges and enjoy the rest of each day.

When we’re in solitude and we find the peace we’ve been yearning for, and we know everything is being taken care of, we discover the joy of BEingness. That is the sweet spot we’re seeking โ€“ the knowingness that we are at the right place, at the right time, in our divine perfection.

Have a great weekend!

30 thoughts on “Spending Time Alone

  1. This is beautiful <3 Funny I just meditated tonight with an intention to gain insight on a forgiveness project. It really was exactly what I needed. Many blessings! You have such a refreshing blog. ~Debbie

  2. Learning to “just be” is hard. Very rewarding, but hard! I constantly catch myself in thinking that I need to be in a relationship and something is wrong with me because I am not and I am not even dating.. I find myself thinking “if I knew that I was going to have a man in my life in a few years, I know that today I would enjoy being single and loving every minute of it.” Why do we always feel like we need to be doing something different than what we are doing now?

    1. I can understand. It’s our monkey mind. My mind was always wandering and thinking about the future. But then I took a meditation class, yoga and everything fell into place.

  3. I love solitude moments, they are moments I long for after a very busy day.
    It’s always a moment to know myself and understand myself better and even learn to enjoy my own company,, it’s also a moment for reflection and letting the holy spirit refresh my soul.
    Enjoy your weekend too.

  4. It is early morning, and reading this has made me feel peaceful and tranquil! The bliss of solitude ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I can’t seem to find time for myself, though I am seeking solace and peace within myself for myself. Thanks for posting this.

  6. Well said. Solitude is something I need in my life almost daily so I can clear my head and just focus on being me, whether I’m setting an intention, trying to solve a problem, or reflecting. It is reenergizi good to me.

  7. I put a tweet of your post in my buffer to go out at 12:05pm today. Do you have a twitter account? If so, let me know and I can give you credit on twitter and not just with the link. I loved your pic and words, calling gorgeous, influential and graceful–all true. You are an artist:)) (PS: you can see the tweet at @laura_cereta)

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