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MAKE THE BEST OF SOLITUDE

Thursday, 19 March, 2020 - 2:13 pm

There is a tremendous difference between loneliness and solitude. These days we are forced to think of what it means to be alone, whether we are self-isolating or in quarantine.

Loneliness always seems to suggest a sadness, a not-by-choice situation. And then we have solitude - which feels like more of a choice, a time to enjoy being surrounded by peace and quiet. Now that we are entering a different phase in our lives, one where we will have more opportunities to spend more time on our own, let’s learn to expand our knowledge of solitude and enjoy it rather than resent and fear it.

 

Here is my word puzzle:)

S — Spend a few hours meditating on your relationship with G-d
O — One G-d, one commitment
L — Love your G-d with all your heart
I — Isolation - a choice - makes room for self-assessment and prayer
T — Torah teaches all we need to know
U — Use this new-found time wisely to help others
D — Dedicate yourself to the Mitzvah-A-Day Club
E — Each of us can make a difference

And now a challenge for you: how do you see solitude?

 

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