Saturday, April 04, 2009

Thought on solitude...

"Solitude does not necessarily mean living apart from others; rather, it means never living apart from one's self."

-Parker Palmer, from A Hidden Wholeness

2 comments:

Jason said...

I wonder if that insight is also applicable to a society which is self-centered and narcissistic.

Perhaps we are a nation full of people living in solitude, because we are unable to live apart from our own selves.

I like this thought and will ponder it a bit more.

postmodernpilgrim said...

thank you for "perhaps we are a nation full of people living in solitude, because we are unable to live apart from our own selves." this is a truly powerful observation.