Being alone is not time wasted. Solitude is time well spent.
Do you spend time alone? Where do you find solitude? Also, what do you do when by yourself? In this episode I pose these questions and more and encourage you to meet yourself in the quiet spaces of your mind. More importantly I share how it’s precisely in those quiet spaces in which you unlock your true yearning and wisdom.
How do you find solitude away from outside influence, in your own inner whispering, in your own radiant brilliance?
Is it in the early morning or late at night?
Furthermore, when do you meet yourself in unscheduled, unstructured, unrushed time and what do you do discover?
If you’re not spending time in solitude, I encourage you to ask why? What are you avoiding? If you’re intrigued, I encourage you to start simple in some of the following ways:
- Get up 15 minutes earlier
- Write 2-3 pages in your journal every day
- Get outside and look at the sky for 5-10 minutes
- Take a walk without extra entertainment
Solitude is unmatched. Quiet can be deafening. Time alone is time well spent.
Mentions and More
- Movie: The movie I spoke about was not called Inception but rather Interstellar. I apologize for the confusion.
- From the Poem: The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
- #90: Morning Dread
For more on my teachings read On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up and Shine