“Solitude isn’t my compulsion, it’s my choice.”
Solitude…the urge of staying alone, the beauty one finds in being alone. People tends to get confused between the terms ‘solitude’ and ‘loneliness’. Loneliness breaks you, drives you deep into your shell, leaves you in a darker place where you get lost inside your own mind. However, Solitude nourishes you, it strengthens you, brings you out of that dark place, breaks your shell.
Solitude has its own beauty, one that you have to find yourself. Everyone of us harbours some emotions, some secrets within ourselves that can’t be shared, some battles are to be fought alone, some storms are to be faced alone. The sooner we’re able to find the beauty of solitude, the easier for us to win those battles, to face those storms.
Solitude makes you think, it makes your brain work in so many different ways that you never thought were possible earlier. It makes you observe the minute things in your life which may be small but are in no way insignificant. It makes you value these little things, cause at the end of the day life is not a large piece of chunk, rather it’s the sum total of all these little things.
So find your peace in solitude, find your true self in solitude. Solitude is only a foe if you want it to be, otherwise it can offer you the kind of freedom that no one else can. Be ‘The Solitary Reaper’, for whom solitude is like a music, it’s melancholic, yes, but it’s beauty surpasses it’s melancholy.
“The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.” – Thomas Alva Edison.