Written by a friend of mine…Brenda Golbus. this says it all!
I began a conscious love affair with solitude five years ago. I’ve been apologizing for it ever since.
I wrote the notes for this post on the backside of a final letter from my ex-husband. A letter I found in a bedside drawer as I searched for a blank piece of paper to capture my early morning thoughts. One of the reasons my marriage ended was because there was a disconnect between our views on solitude. He saw my need for alone time as rejection of him. I saw it as expansion of me.
Self-Preservation Not Personal Rejection
Personal expansion isn’t narcissistic. It’s growing into your best self. It’s hydrating a dying bloom so that it may provide joy naturally. Granted, there is such a thing as too much self-absorption. Loved ones must be nurtured as well, but in my case, time alone gave me light and energy that I…
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