High NoonPosted: June 21, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, exercise, fitness, free range, freshly pressed, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, kindness, life, love, lululemon, lust, marathon, meditation, musings, nature, paleo, passion, pilates, running, strength, trail running, walking, whole foods, WOD, yoga 10 Comments
It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err-
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what is really blocking the joy we experience while exploring a “healthier” path, our creativity throughout the day, and our peace of mind at night?
Quite surprisingly I may have stumbled on an interesting idea to discuss with you: Peace, quite, bliss, comfort, awareness, stillness … Solitude.
We live in a world that worships fierce independence, yet we deeply fear being alienated and not instantly responding to others: We are over-clocked and over-connected. We are terminally out of touch with our bodies and spirit. Our need for genuine and constructive solitude is utterly lost, looking under the cushions of the couch, we are lost as well.
Today, more than any other time in the year, we need to embrace and seek solitude. Being alone with our thoughts gives us precious insight on how and where to adjust our lives. Solitude brings forth our desire and passion to explore, our curiosity about nature and this beautiful world, our purpose, our individuality.
The sudden, deep thoughts, the explosion of our imaginations, our burgeoning passion evolves in solitude. Enjoy the few extra minutes we have been afforded today, be well and please take care!
Interesting take. With dependence at all time highs, too. I see where you’re coming from though – you’re looking at the group that has to pay for that dependence… Very interesting indeed. Great post
I’m always trying to shed light on things in a different way. As cyclist we spend a fair amount of time in solitude out on the open road, spinning away, lost in our thoughts. I have been arriving home lately after longer and more spirited rides, physically exhausted although at the same time mentally charged up and ready to tackle the day.
I hope you guys are having a great weekend planned out, take care!
One way or another, it’ll be interesting…
my personal solitude is essential to my well being. thank you for this post.
If I can finish my tea in the morning, with peace and quiet? I know I am going to have a good day. Take care today and be sure to have a great weekend!
This is a weakness for me, for sure. I really struggle with just sitting still and connecting with mind/body, though I know that not doing it sucks the life out of you! Great reminders.
Gentle, slow, practice. I hope you guys had a great weekend!
Reblogged this on JenniferLacey and commented:
This truly touched me, today. Even when we’re not being over-connected into the world, it must still be intentional that we go into that place of solitude. It isn’t merely doing nothing. Finding solitude has to be an intentional action, not a lack of action. I think that is sometimes misunderstood. Be connected with your mind and body and spirit. When you get to that place of solitude, learn something new about life or about yourself. Then, let your creativity arise.
Be blessed everyone.
Beautiful and inspiring message, thank you so much! Be well today and please take care.