The Mind In Rest

Solitude

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. ~William Penn

Experiencing solitude helps our mind to clear up from our everyday busy lives. When we’re in solitude by choice, it is easier to go within to experience our internal life. We have an internal life and external life.  It is easier to get caught up in our external life that we don’t have time to sit quietly alone. Our internal life is just as important as our external life. We need and have to respect both.  If we can find a balance of both our internal and our external life, then we can lead a more productive life without experiencing burnout.  Solitude is not loneliness. Loneliness is longing for the company of another while solitude is longing to get away from external stimuli. We all need take a break from the fast pace of the world. If the mind is at rest, then the spirit and the body will follow.

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