“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.”
There is a plethora of quotes that inspire taking a moment to reflect. “Stop and smell the roses.” or “ Be still and know that I am God.” The latter is perhaps my favorite. “Why?” you ask.
Take a walk in the city (any city!) and you will see the large amounts of advertisements, noises, people, smells…a hubbub of activity busy and full to the brim with an agenda and a “thought-provoking-must get-your-attention-right now” urgency. So taking time to yourself is not only important, it is vital.
Take yourself somewhere with nature and let your soul rejoice in remembering who you are, what you want and how you feel. These quiet questions center you in your purpose, in your desire and your goals. Solitude is important because you reconnect with yourself, and perhaps more importantly, increase your creativity.
Wolfgang A. Mozart a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era said "When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer-say, traveling in a carriage or walking after a good meal or during the night when I cannot sleep- it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best and most abundantly.”
Pablo Picasso, the infamous cubism co-founder, put it best; “Without great solitude no serious work is possible.”
Take advantage of the silences, and the time away. Experience divine isolation.