Check in with yourself: Do you feel like you need some alone time?
If your first thought is you’re selfish for focusing on yourself, choosing solitude will strengthen your relationships. It will help you let go of your expectations of the world so that you are better able to connect with everyone in your life.
Or if you think that you don’t have time for solitude, choosing solitude will help you become intentional with your time and commitments. Your actions and words will stem from a place of wisdom, connectedness, and presence. You’ll find time for what matters most to you.
Alone with all that is you, you who knows yourself best, you know when it is time to let go of who you thought you were.
Have you ever found so much strength within yourself only to find, in the future, more and more strength to face life’s challenges?
Have you ever held a belief about yourself only to find that it no longer applies to you? You feel different. You begin to look, talk, and walk with more hope or with a newfound lightness.
Rediscovering yourself isn’t about turning into a brand new you. It’s about remembering your authentic qualities. Those that get diminished when you try to fit in by pretending to be someone that you’re not.
Reconnect with Your Values
Strip away the buzz, the voices from the outer world, and you begin to hear the buzz of your thoughts. You begin to feel the emotions and thoughts that you put aside because of life’s busyness.
In this stripping away from worldly expectations and in giving all of your thoughts and emotions your full attention, notice where your actions do not align with your values.
Do you ever think the following: I should be doing this because that’s the only way I’ll be successful or loved or seen? But deep inside you, your intuition tells you that there’s another way to do things, that there’s a better way to live.
What do you value the most in life? Do you value peace, love, or health? Are your words, habits, and choices aligned with your personal values?
If you value growth, are you letting yourself grow from your experiences? Or are you still stuck in the past?
Strengthen Your Relationship with God
If you’re not careful, life’s demands can take you away from your center, from your relationship with God. Over and over, God has wisdom and support available for you.
When you nurture your relationship with God, God fills your mind and heart with peace, confidence, and hope. Your connection to God helps you stick to your life values and purpose with more clarity and resoluteness.
Feel Deeper Appreciation for Relationships
Time alone gives you time for reflection and introspection which allows you to accept your humanity. And when you see yourself as someone who makes mistakes, who hurts, who fails, and who yearns for this or that, you’re more forgiving and understanding of others.
You begin to see how we are all made up of inner worlds that shape who we are, how we act, and how we present ourselves to the world. You’re always ready to accept, care, support, understand, and forgive.
Let Go and Receive
During solitude, you feel, hear, and experience things with more presence. You then receive personalized life messages that help you grow and heal.
These life messages are truths and wisdom that come into your life when you really need to hear them. Life messages can be anything from take care of your body to open your heart to trust.
Take care of your body. Open your heart. Trust.
If you take in those life messages, you let go of the beliefs and ideas that no longer serve you. You stop overworking to find time for your health. You learn to love without expecting someone else to be perfect. You let go of worry, and you trust completely in how things unfold before you.
As selfish as solitude sounds and as hard is it is to make time for solitude, choosing solitude doesn’t only benefit you. It benefits all of the people in your life and the world.
After solitude, you experience the world in a meaningful and profound way. You see the thread that connects us all instead of separation. You reconnect with the parts of yourself that need more space to shine. You begin to act in a way that feels purposeful and true to you.
May you make time to reconnect with your self and choose what makes you feel full of life.