Sunday, March 15, 2009

Simple Things: Embracing Time Alone

"Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self" - May Sarton

There was once a time when I fell in a funk for a few days and could not place my finger on the exact cause of its source.  However as I become more aware of self, it has become much easier to point out the origination of my foul disposition and accept it.  Now some of you may wonder why accept something that normally causes many of us to lie in bed for days or eat a tub of ice cream in one sitting.  Well if it were depression I would be more concerned, but it's not.  Depression is an illness that far outweighs life's ups and downs and should not be taken of lightly.  My complaints do not come close to what many people suffer with on a daily basis.  

What I am referring to is just a case of the blues.  Normally triggered by a setback of some sort.  With that being said, I am learning to take that negative energy and turn it into something positive.  Afterall, a setback is not permanent unless I allow it to be.  So instead of feeling lonely and defeated, I embrace the idea of time alone as a gift from God.  There once was a time that I would get so caught up in everything and everyone else that I would attempt to work through the phase. Now I stop and breathe.  I do what feels best for me.  I reassess my life and what I want to occur from that day forward.  I look at what I need to do and begin to implement those things in my life. I do so in solitude, because if I include my family and friends, I may not hear the message intended for me. Until next time......journey light.

Luv, peace, and an abundance of blessings


1 comment:

Shana said...

Sounds great to me. I have those days myself and it is usually triggered by payday, bills, and not being able to focus on anything else financially. I, too, breath, think of how far I've come and how long I've struggled and made it through and embrace the fact that I will overcome any obstacle I face because that is the person I am and will always be and I am grateful for the ability. That gets me straight after a minute. :)