Alone vs Solitude 

Alone vs Solitude


Consider the following thought:

The loneliness comes as a result of the inability of a person to feel good by being alone. 

Despite the sound of it, being alone is not the same as being lonely. Being lonely has nothing to do with the presence or the absence of others. You can be surrounded with thousands of people and feel the loneliest person on the planet.

This clearly points out to the subjective feeling of loneliness rather than an objective fact.

And yet, most people fear being alone because they associated that with loneliness AND with suffering. This association is often unconscious and can be very misleading, so much so, it can take people to the other extreme – to crave crowds, busyness, clutter.

In actuality, and following the scriptures, ancient spiritual texts & well known sages, being with yourself (without any distractions) is the surest way to find what you truly seek.

That doesn’t mean that you need to isolate yourself. Of curse not!

But it means to take time for oneself when one can be undistracted by the outside world. That’s why meditation, mindfulness, contemplation, practicing being present in the moment, etc. are becoming more and more popular.

What is your way to connect with your true self?