2 thoughts on “A Mindful Proposal: Can You Handle 5 Minutes of Solitude?

  • August 7, 2015 at 1:29 am

    I think solitude needs to be defined a bit more. Does it mean no other humans in your presence? No animals, including pets? No social media or TV/internet/phone?
    What exactly are the parameters?

    I am probably in the minority since I left my job, some days I don’t need to go out at all so fairly often I do not come in contact with other humans. It truly has been a wonderful experience getting to know myself, my likes and dislikes, instead of worrying about what everyone else wants to do. I have been lucky to be able to take this time for myself.

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    • August 10, 2015 at 3:39 am

      Hey Jen, I recently retired and have had a rough time adjusting to all the unstructured time on my hands. I must admit that I miss the busyness of work and the feeling of being productive. It seems lonely. Thanks for your comment. Hobbit

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