Your essential being is inward, invisible, spiritual and as such it derives its life, and strength from withIN, not from withOUT. You as a spiritual being cannot be maintained in strength, uprightness, and peace except you periodically withdraw yourself from the outer world of perishable things and reach inwardly towards the abiding and imperishable realities.
In solitude, you gather strength to meet the difficulties and temptations of life, knowledge to understand and conquer them and wisdom to transcend them.
I love to be alone sometimes. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in the chambers of our thoughts.
It is only in solitude that you can be truly revealed to yourself. It is only in solitude that you can come to understand your real nature, with all its powers and possibilities. The voice of the spirit is not heard in the noise of this world. There can be no spiritual growth without solitude.
If you would be strong, useful and self-reliant, learn the art of being alone sometimes, far away from the disturbances of this world. For it is by being alone that you discover the genius within you.
Being alone allows you to draw from within, the rich potentials deposited in you. In solitude, you discover the dark spots in you that need light. If you don’t withdraw to yourself occasionally, you will never live to your highest potential.
Every great invention was first conceived in the secret place. Solitude is where we grow and become wiser. It is in solitude that we find answers to our problems. It is solitude we find unending peace. It is in solitude that the broken places in us are fixed. It is in solitude that our minds travel and reach out for possibilities. It is in solitude our hearts experience love.
It is solitude we find rest for our souls.