A Moment of Solitude
At a young age, the importance of a moment of solitude might not be felt. In fact, you might resent having to sit with yourself with nothing to do. Too much thinking might make you bored and fidgety. There, however, will come a time when you wait for your moment of solitude as if it were the greatest boon from heaven.
Spending time with yourself with nothing to disturb you brings in a certain peace and this is followed by revelations. For instance, if there is something bothering you, for which you do not have a solution and the advice received is not satisfactory, you can turn to yourself for answers. Just take twenty minutes aside – away from people, TV, mobiles or any other distraction and relax. Do not force yourself to think of the problem; rather do not think of it. Block out negativity. In time, you will begin to understand your inner self. This is not a religious sermon on meditation and its benefits. It is just a relaxation technique which happens to bring in insight. If you take out even ten minutes at the same time and same place for a fortnight, this will grow on you and in time you will wait for this period of introspection. As you become adults and the responsibilities start mounting on you, this moment of solitude will see you through and bring some order into your life.
I lead a happy life despite the different challenges thrown at me and I can claim that I would not be half the pleasant person, I like to believe I am, if it weren’t for that “me time” in solitude.