SOLITUDE IS WHERE ONE DISCOVERS ONE IS NOT ALONE. – MARTY RUBIN
Another day, another afternoon has gone by as I am whiling away in this time of quarantine. I’m definitely sure that this period of a countrywide lockdown wasn’t something we had bargained for whenever we might have wished for a break from our monotony. Yet, here we are and I have decided to make the most out of this unanticipated solitude that has been presented to us, and I say this because I truly believe that each day we live is a gift to us – that’s why it’s called the present.
Dedicate yourself to continuous personal improvement. You are your most precious resource. – Brian Tracy
As far as I can remember, my afternoon tea sessions have always been dedicated to complete solitude, leaving me alone with my thoughts. I sometimes ponder upon the mysteries of my life or turn the gears inside my brain to get something creative out of it. Never known to sit idle, I have always placed great importance on self-growth, on learning something new, and enriching my spirit with knowledge and wisdom in the process. And, one of the ways that can help you be focused towards your personal growth is a few moments of solitude for yourself. This helps you think with a calm mind, set the blocks in your head clearly, and get the balls rolling. I myself have been concentrating more on my writing, penning my thoughts down for people to see, and if my ideas and suggestions can get through to even one person, I’d consider it a personal triumph.
Now, more than ever, people need to isolate themselves. Not because it is required by the authorities, or because it will save you from the monstrous virus outside. Rather, this time of solitude should be used to introspect our choices, our morals, our lifestyle, our surroundings – everything that makes us and the society connect. Humanity is in havoc, and we’re not too far from the day where things will completely melt down and by then it will be too late to save anything. Calamities and disasters have always brought mankind together and forced us to look at ourselves in the mirror. With the Covid-19 pandemic making dark clouds of uncertainty loom over us, one of the most sensible things to do is face reality and throw away our false crowns of arrogance. We need to embrace nature and each other and let go of the unnecessary animosity that has been brewing among us for years. Let’s heal our bodies, our minds, our environment, our souls, and our existence!
So there you have it! In this sudden spell of solitude, I have been watering my roots, hoping to nurture them to better health. Turning dirt into soil and sunlight into life, I want to see the day I can reap the seeds I planted years ago before the days get too cold, and the wells dry up. I want to bloom and blossom, to smell roses in the air, forget-me-not more, and settle down on a bed of daisies. There is now much more meaning in tending to my needs.
“The sun has been gentle lately”
From the series of #mystolenquill