Healing Solitude

Come and read Candy’s beautiful piece in “Healing Solitude”

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When I think of solitude I think about the silence and of the singular feeling and state of being completely alone. I think of lengthy periods of unplugged-from-social-media time.

I think of minimal influence from television, and maximum inspiration from books I’m reading. Inspiration from the silence.

Unplugged, and alone.

The weather outside, the traffic, trains, your phone. All unworthy distractions from the date you’re having with isolation. A date that can begin with feelings of liberation, and yet end with nebulous feelings of emptiness. The practice of solitude isn’t negative because we feel empty, however. In fact, it can be a most healing and invigorating experience. To sit and reflect, without commotion or company, and to find and snatch truth when we locate it within us; this can be done in periods of isolation.

Solitude is much like a mental laboratory in which you can examine feelings and ideas…

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