Posts Tagged ‘solitude’

Move Over, Henry David!

September 22, 2010

Henry David Thoreau's cabin near Walden Pond

I’m not sure if something’s wrong with me or if something’s right with me. I took Highway 35W to the Mall of America today and all I could think of was, I wish I were at a cabin in the woods right now. I’ve always loved living in the big city but in the past year or so, I’ve begun to appreciate the allure of (more…)

The Whole Universe Surrenders

June 26, 2010

Practice being silent and peaceful every day. Early morning, before your mind kicks into high gear, is an ideal time for stillness.

Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of great sculpture.
Aldous Huxley


Begin by silently expressing love, devotion, and yearning, and allow yourself to be (more…)

Remain Sitting at Your Table and Listen

June 21, 2010




If you are always on the go, the notion of taking time for quiet reflection may seem counterintuitive. Yet silence is your natural state. It may take a few attempts before you are able to sit quietly and breathe deeply without feeling anxious.



All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.
Blaise Pascal

Done mindfully, sitting in silence delivers you fully into the present moment, washing away your troubles and synchronizing your breathing with (more…)

Exploring the Private Sea

June 19, 2010

Reshaping your inner world and living more consciously beings with self-reflection and self-appraisal. Taking internal inventory requires time alone and a willingness to ask and answer pointed, and perhaps painful, questions.

It is easier to sail many thousand miles through cold and storm and cannibals, in a government ship, with five hundred men and boys to assist one, than it is to explore the private sea, the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean of one’s being alone.
Henry David Thoreau



You cannot get to know yourself in a meaningful way until you (more…)