I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
~ Henry David Thoreau
Today I am going to talk about Solitude. Now please don’t get it wrong, it doesn’t mean that all human beings who are interested in spiritual matters should run away and sit alone in the mountains or in a cave and remain forever in solitude. This is not what I am talking about.
Solitude actually is a state of mind. It’s the understanding that dawns upon the mind, that one is really alone in the sense, like a great soul once said, Alone, A-L-O-N-E is actually all one. Now alone is not isolation. So the solitude which I am talking about is not isolation. It is not something that is imposed upon us. It is not as if we are arrested and put under solitary confinement. That is not solitude. Solitude is a spiritual word indicating a beautiful state of mind. Where one is ONE. One is ONE… Yes. Meaning, oneself…
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