SOLITUDE.

A blank stare at the screen ahead, a few words and a pause. Words and a pause. Typing and backspace. A festival the next day, a few hours of journey today, some nostalgia, some pre-planning of the days left in the month. And right now I get reminded of Pope’s poem I worked on a few days ago. His poem; Ode on Solitude. Is this solitude I am experiencing right now? Exactly what I say in the beginning of my video, Solitude is a pleasant form of being alone. That space which is your own choice.

I have always loved solitude, as much as I like being in the company of people I like and at times just people around me, their presence, activity. Everyone should, it probably brings a balance in you.

My next work on my youtube is in progress. A friend sent some amazing shots from a beautiful place in Madhya Pradesh. I am thinking of the next poem I should recite, hopefully it will come soon. Without much thought I have been just working on my channel, without a specific aim. I do know why, maybe some day I’ll share, it’s got more to do with one’s passion and capacity. Making time for this new endeavour is another challenge, but if I get happiness out of it, every moment is worth my effort.

Maybe this endeavour itself is an outcome of one of my thoughts in solitude, maybe spending some happy time with yourself will lead you too to explore new things about yourself.

Being happy is important, it has got to do more with your perspective than the situation.

-Mrinalini Raj

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36 Comments Add yours

  1. Inspiring post.

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  2. simplyme841 says:

    I was there once standing on the roadside in the dark alone just hoping that a bus would appear.

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    1. Yes…not every lonely situation qualifies for solitude

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  3. Mark Larry says:

    Where are you from, Cheri!!

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  4. sakshisoni says:

    Beautifully written! Solitude is something to be embraced…😃

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    1. Thank you..yes it is!

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  5. restlessjo says:

    I can identify with that. I’m a lover of solitude, but I like people too. 🙂 🙂

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    1. Yes..me too…and it’s such a good feeling to have this balance

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  6. Mark Larry says:

    How are you doing and hope everything is okay there, Cheri!!

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  7. cheriewhite says:

    Yasss! Solitude can help you recharge and is so peaceful! I’ll be glad when the winter storm is over and my hubby can go back to work so I can enjoy some me-time. 🙂

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    1. Yes..solitude is very important..thank you for reading

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      1. cheriewhite says:

        You’re so welcome. 😊

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        1. Mark Larry says:

          Hello, Cheri!

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        2. cheriewhite says:

          Howdy, Mark!

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        3. Mark Larry says:

          That’s nice!

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  8. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    INNER EP[LORATION

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      1. YOU ARE WELCOME!

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  9. Ananda says:

    This is beautifully comforting, as the unvarnished truth usually is

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    1. Thank you so much for going through

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  10. ‘If I get happiness out of it, every moment is worth my effort.’ Totally agree! Beautiful video, too.

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    1. Thank you so much…
      Do subscribe to my channel☺😊

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  11. “it has got to do more with your perspective than the situation” makes so much sense!

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    1. Thank you so much for going through

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  12. Athira says:

    My pleasure

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  13. Komal says:

    Deep Thoughts!!!So beautifully written❤

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    1. Thank you so much foe going through

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    1. Thank you foe reading

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  14. haoyando says:

    I wonder how people define solitude in the digital age. Do zoom meetings and social media interaction count as togetherness? Or perhaps only count as 50% of human interaction.

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    1. I think this half togetherness is a creative approach of seeing that!

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  15. Athira says:

    Beautiful write ups..
    Solitude sometimes makes you stronger, Initial level it will be a weaker one later it turns into a strength..

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    1. Thank you for reading this 😊

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