Human beings love distractions. We hate solitude. We hate to be left alone without any distractions. We want to be doing something. We want our minds to be numbed by something. We enjoy the constant presence of friends, the thrills from vacations, the music playing around, the movies on the screens, good books to read. We hate those moments when our mind is finally all alone and thinking. Because it is in these moments that the mind is pure and can better reveal what it wants.
I have learned not to flee from my solitude, those few moments when it comes, I welcome it. At first, it’s bothersome, I get anxious. I want to do something about it. I say, maybe I call up a friend, maybe I visit up one, maybe I go on some travel adventure, maybe check out which event is happening. Then I am reminded, this is my pure moment, I need to make the most of it while it lasts.
And as I do, I get in the flow of solitude. There’s no better clarity of thought than that which arises out of these moments. You get to know who you really are and what you really want out of life. It’s blissfulness. So when your moments of solitude come, do not run away from them. Embrace them. That which comes out of these moments is golden.