Language… has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone. -Paul Johannes Tillich
There are times I need space. I crave a quiet place to withdraw. There are times I don’t want to be accountable to anyone. I want to snuggle into myself and rest easy knowing it’s not my job to control life around me.
There are times I require solitude to reflect on the travels of my life and dream of where life is leading me now. Then there are times, I just want to be. I want to settle into me, no thoughts or agenda.
It’s as if I have been frozen and am thawing. I come alive as the stresses melt from within.
Perhaps I’m selfish when I desire my own company.
Perhaps I’m doing exactly what I should be doing to feed my soul.
Do you feel lonely when you are alone?