Loneliness to Solitude


“When one is a stranger to oneself, then one is estranged from others, too. If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others. Only when one is connected to one’s own core, is one connected to others. And for me, the core, the inner spring, can best be re-found through silence.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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Today I was thinking of what I have achieved in life in the last few years. In the outside, there’s nothing much I can think of. I don’t have as many friends as I used to have and I haven’t had many adventures. It’s not that I have lost these people, they are there far away, in relationships that silence doesn’t harm.

What I have had is loneliness. Loneliness that sometimes was a silent scream or a longing dream. Yet I would say that it’s one of the best things that happened to me. It transformed me. It paved way for solitude. Solitude is a beautiful world, quite different from loneliness; it is where I meet myself, and the rest of the world.

I know in this deep peace, that we are one.

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