Introduction to ‘Weekly Quotespiration’ HERE
”There is something so beautiful about loneliness. How you get time with yourself to find out who you really are.”
On my previous Weekly Quotespiration – The blessing of change – I promised I was going to elaborate on the fact that days of pure seclusion are the biggest reason I re-discovered myself, re-evaluated my purpose and chose new roads to lead me to my destination.
Look, I deeply believe that loneliness – if welcomed – is one of the best vehicles for self discovery and creativity. I am such a believer and follower of this premise that I couldn’t even carry my last relationship further once I realized that not having my so craved time alone was somewhat affecting what I was creating and putting out to the world through my platforms. The moments I spend alone in my room, in silence, listening only to my intuition and inner voice are definitely a fertile soil for great ideas.
Unfortunately, for a twisted reason I know nothing of, we live in a world in which loneliness may usually be seen as bad and lonely people are supposed to feel embarrassed or pity themselves for not having friends or a partner.
I feel utterly blessed to be able to deal so well with loneliness or as I like to call it – sweet solitude. I owe it to starting this content creation adventure so young, when I was 17, which was the same year I left home to study abroad (no more family meant no more constant companies). Having a mind racing with creative thoughts and constantly finding ways to materialize ideas has always been a great way to conceal my loneliness and by loneliness I’m referring to moments in which I found myself with no friends and no boyfriend.
Bonus quote: ”You never realize how lonely you are until you have something exciting to share but no one to tell it to.”
Sweet solitude is alone time. Time to discover oneself, make personal resolutions and come out with execution plans to make it happen without the variable of another person’s opinion. It’s another level of freedom.
I know people that have never experienced being alone, are terrified of loneliness and always ensure they’re surrounded by other people. Such individuals usually crave regular attention and jump from relationship to relationship because they despise the idea of being with themselves only. Well, having experienced the benefits of sweet solitude I tend to feel bad for those who might never do it. The fact that some people will never find out who they really are and therefore unleash their full potential simply because they constantly and purposely surround themselves with noise makes me *sigh* a little. External noise most times is a significant block between where you are and where you should be if you could only be alone, keep quiet, listen to your inner voice and navigate through your inner thoughts – that is after all the blessing of loneliness. Alas, to each its own. Happiness is all that matters.
If happiness is all that matters, I’m glad to say I’m very happy to be in a relationship with sweet solitude! And may this relationship last until something sweeter comes along!
What about you? Are you also in a relationship with sweet solitude or you despise being alone? Let me know on the comments!