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Poem: Isolation

Updated on August 30, 2012
I love to be alone. I never found the  companion that was so companionable as solitude.        ~~~~~ Henry David Thoreau
I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. ~~~~~ Henry David Thoreau

Reflection and Healing

In the hurry of our days and in our lives, we need to take the requisite time to nurture our souls and to digest our lives. Are we living the life we planned? Or, must we discard those plans in lieu of a more experiential existence and seek something bigger?

Deep reflection is a very important tool because it is a means of getting to know yourself and laying new blueprints for change.

May you be lulled to sleep peacefully and embrace the life you were born to live.

All Alone, In Solitude

In the still of the night,

when the earth is at peace,

I take my refuge when I fall asleep.

It is there that the truth is about to unfold,

deep in my subconscious I will finally behold.

My life has evolved into complete contradiction,

the metaphors of yesterday fade into muffled benediction.

Who is this in the mirror that I see?

A stranger who bears an uncanny resemblance to me.

Robin Grosswirth

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Thank you for the read and for the reflective advice, Gypsy.

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Sometimes isolation is good for reflecting on things and setting our goals in place however it can only be good if we learn to be our own best friends first.

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Deborah and Dusty: The book also gives examples of those who have lived big. An example, Patch Adams, the doctor who decided to make the world laugh even though he suffered through a tremendous depression and thoughts of suicide. He like others in the book used talents to raise awareness for certain issues or just pay it forward. There are thought provoking activities at the end of each chapter so it should be kept close by.

    Another great book I just read, The Way of Transition by William Bridges. An awesome read too.

    Those are my must reads along with Nora Ephrons, I Remember Nothing. You will laugh until you cry.

    And Integrity, need to get my feeding later with your work and others.

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    IntegrityYes 5 years ago

    You are very welcome, Robin.

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    50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

    I thank you for sharing the book,title and synopsis, it is on my list for exchanges at the library on my next trip into town. I'm always open to new books to read that instead of guessing I get them from what or who I consider "Good sources" who have gained from the read that helps me keep my 10 book limit to a higher percentile of time, well spent.

    Dusty

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    Oh good.. I will order it then.. if you recommend it.. it sure looks good

    blessings

    Debbie

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Deborah, thanks so much for taking the time to read my piece and for sharing it as well. As for the book, I cannot take credit for it. It was written by Pam Grout. It is a great read, really uplifting.

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    robin this is an amazing poem.. and touches my heart.. did you write that book? Living Big: Embrace Your Passion and Leap Into an Extraordinary Life.. I am very interested in this book..

    I am sharing on facebook on prayer request page.

    debbie

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Welcome Suzettenaples. Thanks for the read and it appears that a lot of creative types need their solitude.

    IntegrityYes Also thanks for stopping in. Glad it resonated with you as well. Thanks for the vote.

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    IntegrityYes 5 years ago

    I can really relate to that one for sure. I definitely voted up. You are absolutely right too.

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    Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

    Beautiful poem - we discover ourselves in solitude. I have to have my down time at least once a day. Very poignant and thought provoking at the same time.

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Hi Dusty. Yes, we writers do need "alone" time to be in our thoughts and lead us to generative "spawnings," my own coined term now.

    As for a review, a quick synopsis is that we need to find that gold within us to spin out into the universe and do something that is bigger than ourselves. One person can make a difference. A good read.

    Thanks for the read..............

    Billy, thanks for stopping by and I am glad this piece spoke to you too. Again, thanks for honoring me with your time and for your thoughts---both of you.

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    Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Very lovely thoughts. Isolation is a tool I use on a regular basis; need that down time to clear my mind and focus on that which is most important to me.....loving life.

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    50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

    I love isolation, being deep into a cave that nature made, finding a place to lay down and turn off the light, all I can see is the images of my mind and all I can hear is the thump of my heart, I feel right at home,

    You captured the thoughts well then recommended a must read, sans a review. So I must ask what will I learn if I do?

    Peace,

    dust

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