Many take shelter from feeling too much within
Some will tell you it’s a mortal sin
But to know when all else fails
When all is lost down the streets of desire
The truest feeling is within the heart
That’s the only real freedom there is
The only thing they can’t take away from you
Thus to fear the gift of solitude
Is to be deprived of the comfort of one’s own company
And to subsequently demolish the natural bridge to the universe. -JC
It has come to the attention of psychologists that the happiest people on this planet live in solitude and are content living in this fashion. In the shadow of love and lite, they survive and even thrive. And with all the ills’ of society on display, they are content all the more.
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” –Abraham Lincoln
We can appreciate this simple approach knowing that Lincoln himself suffered severe mania and depression. I would imagine solitude was a rare commodity during the years of his presidency, one which he savored all the same.
One day not too long ago, a friend of mine said to me ‘If I’d only find peace in my life then I know I’d be happy.” I thought about this and suggested that peace and happiness have nothing to do with each other as one is not inclusive of the other.
Peace is being able to sit in the storm of life and be tranquil in the face of adversity or good fortune. Happiness thus obtained is indifferent to stress or strife.
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