When did you last spend time alone?
You may think that I say too much about this topic. Well – here I go again. Because as a mature (a-hm) woman I know that in order to have inner peace one must spend some time alone. It is that time that will bring peace.
In Living Learning Loving, Insights and Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood I wrote:
I’ve spent many days in solitude, some by choice – others not. Either way I have learned more, stretched more, and grown more during those times. Aloneness need nor vw lonely. It can be a time for needed change and insight into your plans and choices. It can even be seen as “me time” when you can focus on your own needs, wants, and desires for the future.
Bob Kull, author of Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes, says, “Solitude has the power to catalyze shifts in perception. The felt experience of belonging to the ecosphere is psychologically and spiritually healing and may have profound implications for changing our patterns of behavior. Along with economic and legislative solutions, we need inner transformation. Solitude evokes the spacious wonder of living in a sacred world.”
When I coach women I learn that a key to finding the peace for a happy life depends on how well one knows themselves. To improve our relationships with others we must first improve our relationship with self.
From Psychology Today – “Meaningful alonetime, it turns out, is a powerful need and a necessary tonic in today’s rapid-fire world. Indeed, solitude actually allows us to connect to others in a far richer way.” – Ester Buchholtz
How much time have you spent alone lately?
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Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She was an educator in regular and special education for twenty years, finishing her professional career as a Braille teacher. She married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. In 2007 She founded SMORE for Women. SMORE is a nonprofit association whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, & Empowered. She is a Certified Professional Coach and her stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines. Her book, Living Learning Loving, published in July 2015, is available for purchase on Amazon.