Embrace thy solitude. Do not be scared to be alone. It brings security and love.
When you are alone: you are at peace, you are real, and you are unknown. When you are alone: you can curse, pick your nose, and fart. Those times when you find silence and are completely by yourself, breathe in deeply as much as possible. Reflect on all the good things or make a bucket list.
Too much solitude can be unhealthy, but a little of solitude everyday can lead to some internal balancing. I know this all sounds very strange. If you think about it this way maybe you’ll give me chance: if you cannot be with yourself a couple of hours, how could others?
So, discover how much fun you are and entertain yourself. Let the brainstorming begin, allow the ideas to flow and let the loneliness become unnoticeable. The most marvelous events and creations in history have occurred thanks to a lonely person. Composers, artists and inventors were alone when the socially know light bulb sparked!
So, when you are alone, do not get sad, get creative. In Spanish there is saying that goes “prefiero estar solo que estar mal acompano.” This translates to, “I prefer to be alone than in bad company.” So step away from the lime light and embrace thy loneliness. Heck, even try to find some and walk away from the nonsense; you’re probably better off. One must spend time with oneself because this is the time to be the most genuine you.
Moon! Moon! I am prone before you. Pity me, and drench me in loneliness. – Amy Lowell
Michelle Minero, the Co-Founder of this blog and the overarching Love Warrior Community published her book, Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works. You can buy her book online or at stores in Petaluma, Sonoma and Healdsburg, California. For upcoming events and book signings, starting May 25th, visit Michelle’s Events page.
Here is a bit about me: Name is Wuisa! I’m a nonconformist nomad, adventurer and seeker of pleasure. A twenty-one-year-old explorer. In search of those petit unforgettable blissful moments in life. Born in Bogotá, Colombia in the Andes Mountains where fall-like weather is eternal. I’m in my last semester of college at Randolph College in vintage Lynchburg, Virginia, taking 20.5 academic credits. An Environmental Studies major with a minor in French. I love to stay busy and go for long distance runs in the forest. If sunbathing naked were a sport, I would have countless gold medals. I find Ayn Rand’s views on objectivism brilliant, and I think Chuck Palahniuk is a creative genius. I am obsessed with Frida Kahlo‘s paintings and Pablo Neruda’s Poems. In my spare time, I write poetry, cook and watch foreign films. I promise you this, one day I’m going to stop whatever I’m doing, buy a ticket to Paris, then buy a ridiculously expensive camera and sleep in a tent near the Eiffel Tower. Never forget inspiration is endless. Pas.