“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.”
There are a plethora of quotes that inspire us to take a moment and reflect; “Stop and smell the roses,” or “Be still and know that I am God.” The latter is perhaps my favorite. Why?
Take a walk in any city and you will see the large amounts of advertisements, noises, people, smells. Cities are a hubbub of activity, busy and filled to the brim with agenda and urgency. Taking time to yourself is not only important, it is vital. Go somewhere that you can be surrounded by 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. They allow you to channel your desire and your goals. Solitude is important because you reconnect with yourself, and perhaps more importantly, increase your creativity.
The great Wolfgang A. Mozart once 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 more succinctly, “Without great solitude no serious work is possible.”
Take advantage of the silences, and the time away. Experience divine isolation.