I was on the PropanePodcast earlier today (should be released in mid-December).
And the wise Dr. Yusef Smith helped me come to this conclusion…
Solitary confinement is punishment.
Spending time by yourself is self-love.
This blew my mind.
When I went to a cabin in the woods for five days, it was not torture. Although there were moments of despair, it was overall an enjoyable experience.
But at the same time, for many, this would have been difficult. Forget five days by yourself. Many people are scared to meditate. And I empathize. It’s not easy to sit down with your own thoughts. (It certainly was hard for me in the beginning.)
We’re constantly running from our thoughts. We believe someone else has the answer.
“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” –Blaise Pascal
Think about this moment. You’re reading my thoughts, not your own. That doesn’t mean you’re trying to avoid something, but it does point to the fact that we are so often tuning into other people’s ideas of how the world should work.
Let this post serve as a gentle reminder to tune into you.
This is Day 4 of 14 of my daily writing challenge.