How do you achieve solitude?

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  1. cianeko profile image88
    cianekoposted 6 years ago

    How do you achieve solitude?

    It always disturbs me when I hear this word knowing that I haven't experience such feeling before and I want to experience such.

  2. TheRaptorClaw profile image61
    TheRaptorClawposted 6 years ago

    For me, solitude is getting to be alone while doing something that I enjoy for a few hours.

  3. Good Guy profile image87
    Good Guyposted 6 years ago

    Proper meditation is one method. This involves self-discipline.

    1. cianeko profile image88
      cianekoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have tried meditating once at night, but was just distracted by the barking of the dogs. i didn't have discipline at that time.

  4. Jlbowden profile image87
    Jlbowdenposted 6 years ago

    Possibly you can reach a level of solitude, by practicing yoga, or some other form of meditation.  I know if I shut out everything else around me, by going to a Library, or in a quiet room in my home, then I can usually find solitude that way.  Also I find a great deal of solitude, when I am writing.  It is what I find, to be a real type of meditation for me personally.

    Others may seek other things to bring them solitude. Such as taking a nice long walk in the woods, to be in attune with nature and its surroundings.  Now this can be a real solitude for many. Monks for example find their solitude within the walls of a monastery.  Hope this helps you in your quest for peace and solitude.

    1. cianeko profile image88
      cianekoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Jlbowden! I really find this helpful.

  5. lisasuniquevoice profile image68
    lisasuniquevoiceposted 6 years ago

    When no one is over at my home I get my laptop, a snack, some DVD's, and anything else I need for camping out, and I hang out in the yard for as long as I can. It's total solitude because I'm alone, not because I'm doing nothing.

    1. cianeko profile image88
      cianekoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Lisa for your insights. You have a very good place to be at peace!

  6. pagesvoice profile image85
    pagesvoiceposted 6 years ago

    For me, solitude is something I need on a daily basis in order to coexist with the world around me. I find solitude by making sure I am up at least 1 hour before anyone else in the morning and that I stay awake one hour later than everyone else at night. Solitude can be found in a shower, bath, working in the yard, taking a walk or any other activity where I can find time to become closer to my "Higher Power."

    1. cianeko profile image88
      cianekoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Your suggestion seems to be very interesting, pagesvoice. And I do agree with you when you said that solitude is a "need on a daily basis in order to coexist with the world..."

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    CroftRoanposted 6 years ago

    I pick my favorite place in the house, grab my laptop and a book with a snack. I go onto YouTube and start my playlist. Then I write and read, ignoring the rest of the world.

    1. cianeko profile image88
      cianekoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That would be a good idea, but don't you feel distracted at times by what you are reading or listening to?

  8. pstraubie48 profile image82
    pstraubie48posted 6 years ago

    To me solitude is a state of mind and not a place. I have learned to be able to go to a place of calm and rejuvenation (I call it my happy place). I close my eyes and allow calm to wash over me.
    I actually visualize a beautiful pasture filled with crisp green grasses, quietly whispering waters, and fragile flowers, brids, and butterflies.
    Depending on how stressful the day has been or the present moment will determine how long it takes me to give myself over to a feeling of being removed from whatever has caused me stress.
    I had to learn to do this since I have two seriously ill family members and it can take its toll if one does not learn how to manage it.
    Perhaps you will find a happy place one..
    Angels are on the way to you today  ps

    1. cianeko profile image88
      cianekoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's probably the pressure of work and study that constantly make me crave for solitude. Yes, solitude is a state of mind and there is a need for people like me to aspire that state of thinking. Thank you pstraubie48 for sharing your thoughts!

  9. LKMore01 profile image67
    LKMore01posted 6 years ago

    Many people have a negative view of solitude or confuse solitude with isolation. Solitude or the act of wishing for or enjoying quiet, peaceful moments is a way for   most humans beings or "introverts" to recharge their batteries. Some of us gain energy from socializing or being with others. Then there are those of us who need time for reflection and time to process the outside world. Solitude does not necessarily entail feelings of loneliness at all.  From many religious and spiritual traditions people preferred silence and found a sense of unity with God or the universe. Buddha attained enlightenment through meditation, monks lived in silence.

    1. cianeko profile image88
      cianekoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hello LKMore01! My idea before of solitude is living in a Gothic- inspired house with lots of "Sound of Silence" musics.


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