My Daily Vibe: The Importance of Solitude

My Daily Vibe: The Importance of Solitude
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What is it about being alone that freaks people out? Why do so many people avoid it like the plague? In life, no real progress can be made without making the time for reflection. When we are too busy in the world, filling our days and nights with people, things and places -- we lose perspective. Without perspective, we can't see what's really going on. We begin to use the noise of the world to tune out the incessant inner voices that clamor for love and attention.

In this day and age, solitude is a necessity, not a luxury. Once in a while we just have to break the routine to restore mind and body. And what we gain in return is beyond measure: "Sometime I like to be alone. I enjoy the freedom and solitude. In those moments, I remember who I am and what I want in life."

So do not fear your alone time or solitude -- instead use it to your benefit. Take some time to be quiet, to think and relax (without the constant interference of TV, telephone, internet) and engage in activities that help to reset your inner rhythms. Use this time to dig a little deeper, to remove obstacles and reconnect. The discipline of solitude and silence is a crucial component for a healthy life -- learn to embrace it.

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