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Friday, November 29, 2019

Get the most of your solitude

Get the most of your solitude

By Jean Ricot Dormeus

One of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, distinguished himself by his technical mastery and his creativity. His universal influence flows from art pieces such as Guernica and the cubism movement. Picasso associated his outstanding achievements with solitude by saying, “Without great solitude, no serious work is possible”. 

Like a seed germinates isolated in the soil, great successes incubate in creative solitude. Like Picasso, you can lay a rock solid foundation for your life if you use your solitude to study, practice or master a skill and to envision how best your future can turn.

Almost everyone has private moments. Countless bodies shun these solitude periods. However, numerous souls, including great visionaries and world innovators, embrace them as a godsend. Well used solitude helps to refresh and re-energize your brain. You process knowledge more efficiently, especially after learning or working in a group setting. Filter solitude of its boredom shade or its scary shadow and you get an excellent fertilizer of ideas and generator of expertise.

Use your precious time of solitude to develop yourself and prepare for challenges ahead. Plan some bold initiative. See how you can encourage and assist someone. Solitude helps you to channel the water of your thoughts to irrigate the valley of your responsibilities at work, at home and in your community. 

How long should you engage in solitude? It depends on your circumstances; preferably in moderation. Most importantly, altruism should remain at the center of your engagement, because you improve yourself to serve others better and make a difference around you. This approach will cause you to make the most of your solitude.

Jean Ricot Dormeus

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