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Don’t confuse solitude with loneliness... Don’t confuse my🧘♀️ 𝓈𝑜𝓁𝒾𝓉𝓊𝒹𝑒 🧘♀️
Don’t confuse solitude with loneliness... Don’t confuse my silence for disdain or bad manners...
Don’t confuse my observation for arrogance or being stuck up...
So often I crave time alone, I allow myself space to breathe, to reflect and to listen... I can happily retreat into my imagination, creativity and thoughts...sometimes I get a bit lost in that time...I may not answer every email, react to every message or be available to every call... I need this space. I need the silence. And I breathe. And I smile.
This may be considered ‘introvert’ or even appear to be lonely or perceived as self indulgent. It may well be a mixture of all of those things from time to time. It may just be my protective bubble of contentment... and sometimes yes I feel lonely. I don’t always reach out to gain comfort or reassurance. I dissolve into self reliance. I find comfort in nature, my yoga practice, meditation and breath. I listen. I smile.
I take comfort and reassurance in little gestures and kindness. (my previous post)
This picture was a moment on a retreat with @myrthempwr such an inspiring group of people around me- so much energy, laughter and fun...I still listened. To myself. Knowing I needed to sit, to breathe, to be in my own solitude...not lonely...but alone. Enjoying the space. Content and recharging...the last sun of the day on my face, grateful for the warm sand and salty spray from the sea. Breathing. Smiling. In my reassuring solitude... I know this solitude in turn makes me more present, more appreciative and even more grateful for the friends who allow me this...who continue to message and call...who pick me up with endless love, hugs and laughter. So much love for you all!
I’m emerging from this recent period of reflection, knowing that a huge element of my recent introversion has been essential...and enforced by a particularly disruptive Full Moon.. Now it’s time to emerge and reconnect...
anyone relate? .
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