One is not a lonely number.
Some people are uncomfortable with solitude, fearing that if they have spent too much on their own, they will be predisposed to the feeling of loneliness.
Solitude is not about losing touch with someone or something on purpose or being disconnected from the outside world or the mainstream because of circumstances.
Solitude is a lifestyle choice. It is a practice of observing own body, mind and soul, and our relationship with nature around us, in a setting that is free of judgement and force.
Three things that I have learned from being in a state of solitude are:
- Life evolves. I don’t need to be more or less than what I already am to go with it.
- Sun rises, sun sets. The universe has always its own set of course and timing.
- Mother nature is bigger than you. Show some respect.
I have also found that after a period of solitude, I have more new things to talk about and share with family and friends when I am back in civilization. Overall, it makes me an interesting guy to be around.
Remember, solitude doesn’t choose you, you choose solitude. And yes, I hear solitude loud and clear every time: One is not a lonely number. One is a lovely number…