Solitude

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via Photo Challenge: Solitude

 

Being in solitude means being in the most vulnerable state. No one knows what you’re thinking, what you’re doing, and only you can keep you accountable in the moment.

You don’t have to be out and about partying, socializing, bumping elbows with everyone to be learning, experiencing, and living. Being comfortable by yourself builds character. No one can tell you what to do, you have to push yourself to do it. No one can criticize what you do or don’t do, that is up to you.

Being in solitude has it’s benefits, sure. You can recharge and get your mental, emotional state back on track. You can get things done, given you are self-motivated and not being lazy.

However, you can’t always be alone. We are designed to be a part of communities. We can really only flourish and thrive in a positive community and environment. Without those close relationships, you lose outside perspective, accountability, someone to lean on, inspiration, motivation, and so much more.

As necessary as it is to be alone sometimes and be off the grid every once in a while, it is just as important, if not more, to be part of a community who loves you, and encourages you. Without that, life just seems boring!

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