The Magical Power of Solitude

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Definition of Solitude: 'The state or quality of being alone or remote from others.'

There are some incidents that increased fear in my life; such as the passing away of my mother. I received good love and support from my family and close friends during those times, but it was still scary. There was a fear about facing life.

Sometimes, I used to wake up in the middle of night because of that fear and stress. Friends who are good-hearted can empathize with us in such situations. But help you may receive from them in the form of good words is limited sometimes.

When I had any sort of fear, I used to walk alone or spend time watching the sky and stars. When I watch all these things, surely I knew that these things did not come out of nothing. Someone is behind all these things.

Most of us try to reason and accept everything in the way we wanted to believe. We already make up our mind before we experience things. To combat fear or any serious problem, we need to see things in the spiritual realm and not in the natural realm. If we observe the lives of great people, they all have this in common; that they spend time regularly in solitude renewing their minds and strengths, and they do not just think in the natural realm.

How can spending time in solitude help us?
Spending time in solitude can help us listen to our deepest inner voice. This inner voice will comfort us. It will help us. It will guide us.

How to spend time in solitude?
Do not put on any music. Do not worry about taking phone calls. Do not read anything. About 45 minutes are good enough for a day. Just have faith that help is waiting for you. And you will get all the guidance and comfort you need - from within yourself.

It also depends on who you submit yourself to when you are spending time in solitude. Some people strengthen their ego and think only in terms of power and worldly things. Some people become humbled before the Supreme and remind themselves of both His power and compassion. Here, I am talking about the later one.

Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world - 1 John 4:4

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