Welcome to threads of enlightenment. Solitude. When I say the word solitude, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? A lot of people, first thought is a cabin in the woods, others being on a mountain somewhere unreachable, other in a tent camping, others by water on a beach somewhere. But solitude is more importantly about communing with yourself, searching the inner most parts of your, spirit and soul. I would like to introduce you to one of the great mysteries that, is available to everyone of us, but most people are totally afraid to start practicing the art of meditation. People all around us move and operate using mediation. People like martial artists, athletes, yoga practitioners, yogi, and of course the sages of old Personally, I’ve been doing meditation for over 20 years. I remember when I first started how confusing it was for me, but I’ve learn to love my solitude time. I love the fact that I have learned to enjoy my time. It’s a place of much self infliction and reflection, looking at myself, looking hard, and being honest at some of the dark places that are in me, the dark things, the dark places I’m talking about are my attitudes, my behavior, some of the habits, those dark habits that you and I have, practice for so many years.

In our Western culture, a lot of people are afraid of being alone or meditating, they really are, some people can’t seem to disconnect from their phones, TVs, or even from people as well. You know the type, they have to be around people all the time. Most of them are afraid of being by himself and they don’t understand that, that’s the place where you obtain your victory, that’s where you become a better listener, lots of people don’t understand that meditation helps to learn to listen, especially listening to inner self.

Listening to that spirit man that has been inundated with false information withing you caused by circumstances of life, circumstances at work, our relationships with loves ones, friends , your TV, your phone that you carry with you now that it gives you access to everything such as social media and you can go on and on and on. They’re studies now that shows that people are mentally, psychologically, and emotionally all of these things we are getting hooked on. It is the new drugs, the new high, and people go through serious withdrawals, If you take their phones away from them, they will lose their minds.

In some cases who knows, they would probably harm to you. Today, one of the things that parents will do to punish a kid or a child, is to take their phones away and you could see how depressed they get, and begin to start behaving outlandish.

We need solitude to learn, it is the missing ingredient, we need to learn to include meditation in our quiver in order for us to begin our journey to become better individual, a stronger person one that you’re proud of. You need to understand how special you are, how you’re one of kind on this planet. I keep telling people that when I started my journey, I had to learn how special I was. I’d walk around and, and tell people that I am one of a kind, I am an endangered species, and I’m an endangered species, I became mindful of how I allowed people to speak to me, how I allowed , um, friends , families , uh, everyone, my boss, how I allow people to engage with me, I became a guardian because I didn’t want them to damage my soul and spirit. I understood that they can cause me much pain in whatever form that comes emotional, physical, or whatever. So as you begin to learn the value of who you are, as we take this journey, at threads of enlightenment, the process, in which one becomes a better human spirit.

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