Today’s letter is ‘S’ and in my life, it stands for ‘Solitude’. Often called as seclusion too.
“Solitude is a state of seclusion or isolation, i.e., lack of contact with people. It may stem from bad relationships, loss of loved ones, deliberate choice, infectious disease, mental disorders, neurological disorders or circumstances of employment or situation.”
This is the definition I found on google while searching more of what solitude actually meant.
But today, I choose this word for some different reasons. I am not suffering from any of the disorders mentioned above. Instead, I desired solitude for the sake of my privacy.
There are many known and unknown benefits of spending time alone. Sometimes, it gives us the freedom we require to activate our mind. There is a very thin line between solitude and loneliness. These two words refer, respectively, to the joy of being alone and the pain of being alone.
There are several psychological terms also associated with this state. The positive and negative, both. The positive effects consist of freedom and spirituality whereas the negative will lead a person to social deprivation and mental illness.
I choose the positive side of solitude. As, I am a very private person and I love my privacy to the core. I am an overthinker and I have this very bad habit of overthinking & complicating things, and that’s where time spent in solitude helps me to have a clear vision of everything. I need atleast an hour of seclusion in a day. That is must for me. It helps me focus on the things I want to do. Distractions help me to visualise the better angle of everything coming around. In-short, it gave me a chance for self-contemplation. It sparks the creativity inside me. I am very much an ocean person. And I relate the positive solitude with the calm & serene side of an ocean. Whereas the negative side shows the turbulent ocean.
I think every person on this earth needs their own space to connect with the inner-self. And they must do, to analyse and contemplate what they are actually looking for. There are many distractions in this world to distract you from time to time. But it’s very necessary to sit back and meditate your soul, for your own good. That is the only way to defeat your inner demons and protect your holy soul from the evils inside.
For me, solitude is often considered as peace of mind. And that is something I cannot let anyone take away from me.
So, for now, this restless soul, rests here.
See you again with another word.