why is solitude important

Making Time For Solitude

How often do you take time to go out for an hour long walk? To just sit out in nature doing nothing but contemplating and enjoying the silence? I’m sure there are a few of you who indulge in this luxury regularly, but most of us don’t make time for solitude on a daily basis. For some, it’s too much of a luxury: the struggle of daily existence is too close to survival level to even think about an hour alone in nature.

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First Study To Explore What It’s Like To Live With Avoidant Personality Disorder: “Safe When Alone, Yet Lost In Their Aloneness”

This is very much how i seem to feeling…

Research Digest

GettyImages-472653346.jpgByChristian Jarrett

In the first study of its kind, researchers have asked people to describe in their own words what it’s like to live with Avoidant Personality Disorder – a diagnosis defined by psychiatrists as “a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation”. Like all personality disorder diagnoses, AVPD is controversial, with some critics questioning whether it is anything other than an extreme form of social phobia.

To shed new light on the issue, lead author Kristine D. Sørensena, a psychologist, twice interviewed 15 people receiving outpatient treatment for AVPD: 9 women, 6 men, with an average age of 33, and none of them in work. Writing in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the researchers said the overarching theme to emerge from the in-depth interviews was the participants’ struggle to be a person. “They felt safe when alone yet lost in their…

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lessons on living a simple life

Ideas For How To Live A Simple Life

Living a simple life is about paring back, so that you have space to breathe. It’s about learning to live with less, because you realize that having more and doing more doesn’t lead to happiness. It’s about finding joys in the simple things, and being content with solitude, quiet, contemplation and savoring the moment.

True potential

Empowered

Life is beutiful. Life is now. You have everthing you need and you were given all the tools to succeed your way. Just a mtter of using them well and not letting them go to waste. Starting with your motivation and your strength. Hope. So very useful tools, so taken for granted when they could take you increadible places. If you let them. Go. Go ahead and realise your true potential. Because you deserve this.

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In This Moment – a Mindful Meditation for the Non-Meditator

Wonderful…

Sitting still isn’t really my thing. I prefer to be moving and on the go. And yet, in those rare moments where stillness is achieved, it is unquestionably refreshing and something of which I want more.

“Calmness is the cradle of power.”

Josiah Gilbert Holland

I’ve tried to meditate in the past, but it seemed that every physical discomfort that was coaxed into submission was brought back to life with a vengeance. There was no calm, no peace, just a hyper-awareness of the pain in my knees, ankles, hips, shoulders and neck.

“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.”

Napoleon Bonaparte

One of my struggles with meditation was knowing what to do and what not to do, what to think or not think. Was thinking to be avoided? Isn’t meditation about the pursuit of an empty mind? Impossible.

“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.”

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