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The Power in Solitude


How many of you ever felt scared of being alone? Or that people felt sorry for you when you were alone? Or maybe you felt sorry for yourself when you were alone?

That's because we pretty much grew up in a society in which being alone is a bad thing.

As someone who found herself single for a few years straight, after over a decade in long-term relationships, I know how this feels.

But I also had a choice- I could learn to use this time differently, rather than to stay stuck in self-pity or to numb myself with external distractions until the feelings went away.

I recently heard Jay Shetty talk about this and it just lit me up that I had to share.

He mentioned how in English we have 2 words for "being alone"- one is loneliness and the other is solitude. While we mostly use loneliness, and to it's negative context.

But what about the strength that's in solitude?⠀ The power in being alone?

Solitude can be a great way of learning about ourselves.⠀ We can learn what we like, what we dislike.⠀ What we're passionate about.⠀ What activities every day bring us joy.⠀ We start loving our own company, our own mind, our own space.

Don’t get me wrong, human interaction and relationships are significant for our soul and evolution.

But it's also so easy to find ourselves in circumstances where even around others we feel lonely.

That's why it's so important to solidify and nourish our relationship with ourselves. That is our home base, and where we build our internal power.

And it’s how we make room for so much more that we can take on ourselves.

Which we all know the world is waiting for!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Love,

Maya


P.S. If you're ready to build that deep relationship with yourself, so that you can fully step into who you are meant to be, that is my thing! Check out my private coaching or reach out for more details on how we can work together.

 

©2017 by Maya Lieber.