Archive for March, 2016



Time out to think about some things.




I notice many solitude articles talk about increasing one social skills. I’m confused as to why. Solitude is surely wanting to be alone. If one is forced into solitude when not entirely wanting it then I’d say that’s more about being lonely. I guess it’s a case of defining what solitude is. To me, it’s wanting to be alone with no other human interaction. I suspect it would be more like minimal human interaction. So not keen on solitude articles, promoting the development of one’s social skills at all.
I also note that many talk about finding a meaning in one’s life to give one a purpose but isn’t that just a distraction? If I decide to play guitar to help me in my solitude, then perhaps I’m not ready to accept solitude in all its glory. I just want to distract myself from the pain of loneliness by playing guitar. Fill in time until I die. Perhaps that’s what giving one’s life meaning is. To distract oneself from the inevitable. What else can one do?

Spring Bulbs




With it being Autumn, it’s time to plant some bulbs for spring. Hyacinth, daffodil, muscari, iris, crocus, ixia and freesia. 400 bulbs ready for planting. I’ll also move some gladioli. See how it all goes. Looking forward to this weekends gardening. Relaxing, out in the fresh air. Breathe….


Smiling Mind


So this software might be worth a try to get some meditation going.mlooks to be good so far.


Solitude and Mindfullness


I think this is perhaps where I’m going. What I’m looking for. Not necessarily inner peace, although they seem to suggest the same thing to me. Perhaps they are. That I find inner peace on my own and in contemplation.
I loved the article in Psychology Today “The Call Of Solitude” by Ester Buchholz.




You know how it is. You get a phone call on your landline at 02:34 and wonder what’s wrong. You go to the phone but it ends before you get there. Also checking your mobile you see “No Caller ID”. Twice.
The you can’t get to sleep.
Out comes the meditation and relaxing techniques. As I listened to the rain on the roof, the silence of the house. Unfortunately, my mind was wandering and wondering. Now it’s 05:15 and I’m tired. Oh well, it is what it is. Hopefully I shall sleep tonight. Time for a cup of tea.


Solitude. One man’s story


Wow! What a great article




There is some great advice on the ‘net about solitude. Something that is increasingly coming to the fore every day for me. BecomingMinimalist has some nice tips by Joshua Becker. Allow your mind to wander and don’t worry if you fall asleep. 2 things that happen to me more often than not. However, perhaps I need to give myself more time.


Path to Inner Peace


This achieving inner peace malarkey is quite hard in this day and age when one is requested (required?) to be social. Quiet please.
I need a break.




…has charms to soothe a savage breast. Lately I’ve been looking for more. More technical, more avant garde, more chorus/orchestral backing. More different.
Perhaps I need to soothe my savage breast. To feel content in some way. Music certainly has an ability to lift up my spirit.