Are we essentially alone in the world? Why is it that social activity makes us more isolated? How is it that real aloneness – bringing an end to thought, ambition, desire – can also reduce loneliness?
“It is solitude that heals the deepening wound of loneliness.” Jiddu Krishnamurti
“Solitude is an indispensable prerequisite for spiritual living.” Abraham Heschel
“The need for solitude is a sign there is spirit in a man after all, and it is a measure for what spirit there is.” Soren Kierkegaard