Solitude

Photo and Text by Ria G. Rombaoa
For those who are not frightened by the solitude, everything will have a different taste.
In solitude, they will discover the love that might otherwise arrive unnoticed.
In solitude, they will understand and respect the love that left them.
In solitude, they will be able to decide whether it is worth asking that lost love to come back or if they should simply let it go and set off along a new path.
In solitude, they will learn that saying ‘No’ does not always show a lack of generosity and that saying ‘Yes’ is not always a virtue.
And those who are alone at this moment, need never be frightened by the words of the devil: ‘You’re wasting your time.’
Or by the chief demon’s even more potent words: ‘No one cares about you.’
The Divine Energy is listening to us when we speak to other people, but also when we are still and silent and able to accept solitude as a blessing.

And when we achieve that harmony, we receive more than we asked for.
 - Paulo Coelho
I had a friend who once told me that he was never afraid to be alone and thru solitude, he’s able to get in touch with himself and find peace… I never understood what he said until I experienced it. We have this perception that solitude is such a dark state. It is something that we all try to avoid and never want to experience but it is not. Solitude only becomes scarry if you allow it to engulf your whole being. Here are some random thoughts that I have written…
May you experience, rejection, defeat, loss, failure and find reasons behind these things.
May you find the importance of idleness and beauty in things that are mundane.
May you not be bitter and spread ill will against the one who caused you hurt.
May the embers of the past be your guide to a purposeful and meaningful life.
May the love that you lost be given back to you. Maybe not the way you expect it to but the way you deserve to have it.