|A Cottage by the Sea||
It is a major mental and heart conversion to move from a scarcity model to an abundance model and to live with an attitude of gratitude.
It is also unwise to think of solitude as necessarily focused on the self, because on of the celebrated virtues of solitude has been its propitiousness for transcendence of the self.
The truly wise person kneels at the feet of all creatures and is not afraid to endure the mockery of others.
Mechthild of Magdenburg
The imagination has been the cause of our major achievements in science and technology as well as in art and religion.
I had a mysterious awakening to the fact that where I actually am is where I belong, namely in solitude, in my cell. Suddenly I saw that “this is it….” And I got my eye off achievement.
Mary Margaret Funk
Solitude is that state or condition of living alone, in any of its many forms, without the pain of loneliness or isolation being an intrinsic component of that state or condition.