Updated: Aug 30
I enjoy and need my solitude!
If I don't have it, I lose the connection.
I lose the connection to myself and therefore I lose the connection to the people around me.
When I lose connection, I feel not grounded, not centered, not able to be fully present with myself and everything around me. Sometimes I'm not even aware that I've lost connection with myself until I realize that I'm nervous, anxious, and impatient,... when I'm less able to deal with things around me.
Then it's important that I respond as quickly as possible and take time for self-care, preferably right away.
I know we're all busy, but we always have at least 20 minutes to ourselves.
To get back to myself, I need to be with myself.
Nature is very helpful in this. Maybe taking a walk in nature, meditating, journaling, etc. Anything that allows me to focus on being intimate with myself - embracing solitude!
It's important to clarify that solitude doesn't equate to isolation. While being with loved ones is a cherished experience, it's equally essential to recognize that true connection with others can only blossom when we are genuinely connected with ourselves. You cannot pour from an empty cup, and you cannot truly connect with others if you haven't taken the time to cultivate that connection within yourself first.
I have to connect with myself first - it's not the other way around:
👉 You cannot connect to yourself through others, AND you cannot be connected to others if you are not connected to yourself.
👉 You have to find your connection with yourself first, then you can really connect with others.
So, the next time you find yourself feeling out of touch, remember that the path to reconnecting with the world around you starts by embracing solitude. Find those moments when you can be alone, undistracted by the external world, and allow yourself to rediscover the beauty of your own thoughts and emotions. In doing so, you'll not only enhance your well-being but also forge deeper, more authentic connections with the people who matter most.
Solitude is not a withdrawal from life; it's a powerful step towards living life more fully.
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