100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 67 – The Remedy, Refuge and Wisdom of Solitude

Wisdom Day 67

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“Solitude is a refuge in which you can work through distressing thoughts and recharge your spirit. When you are alone, you are free to fully experience your thoughts and emotions. You can use your energy to delve more deeply into your inner self and understand what you are going through. When you spend time in solitude, there are few distractions to get in the way of your desire to concentrate on your needs and regain your equilibrium. Yours is the only voice you will be called upon to heed, and you can use your time engaging in activities that you find elevating and spiritually fulfilling. Embracing solitude today will help you understand your feelings and lift your spirit.”

The Daily Om – 12/29/12 “Alone with Yourself”

The Daily Om has been on a serious roll with its messages about the benefits of “me” time for those like me of the Leo persuasion. I am generally more withdrawn, quiet and pensive during these final days of any given year. But this year the draw inward seems particularly acute and the push from external circumstances beyond my control or understanding have led me to a self-imposed and well deserved timeout.

The yearning to envelop myself with peace and stillness in the midst of all the issues, concerns, demands, disappointments and to-dos swirling around me is a call to which I surrender gratefully. And the reason is simple. Quite frankly, I’m tired! Well, actually, the better way to phrase it is I desire rest. The type of rest found only in solitude with me, myself and I.

Solitude gets a bad rap. But in solitude we can experience not only rest, but clarity, healing, catharsis and, ultimately, the foundation for transformation. It’s the salve when we’re broken down, broken-hearted or just plain broken open. And here’s why:

“Often, solitude is the best remedy when we feel downhearted. Low spirits can make the people and activities you love seem colorless and unappealing. Spending time away from those parts of your life and embracing the simple quiet of solitude allows you to refresh yourself. Because you needn’t act upbeat or sociable when you are alone, there is nothing to distract you from analyzing your feelings. In solitude, it is easier to hear your quiet inner voice and to determine what you need to feel better. Understanding will come as you delve deeper into your psyche and a renewed sense of happiness will follow.” The Daily Om – 12/28/12 “A Respite of Refreshment”

Time to go in, to go deep, to heal and to receive the wisdom constantly being whispered to me. And to you.

Be well, and still … & WISE!

Tonya Marie


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