Solitude and the Infj

This is my favorite quote...

"It is not the physical solitude that actually separates one from others; not physical isolation but spiritual isolation. It's not the desert island nor the stony wilderness that cuts you from people you love. It is the wilderness in the mind, the desert wastes in the heart through which one wanders lost and a stranger. When one is a stranger to oneself then one is a stranger to others, too. If one is out of touch with oneself then one cannot touch others. How often in a large city shaking hands with my friends, I have felt wilderness stretching between us. Both of us were wandering in amid wastes, having lost the springs that nourished us.-- or having found them dry. Only when one is connected to ones core is one connected to others, I am beginning to discover. And for me , the core, the inner spring can be refound through solitude."

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift From the Sea.
warmglow warmglow
46-50, F
7 Responses Feb 9, 2008

How beautiful

=] it almost sounds like she is referring to the lower dantien or sacral chakra, I always felt that one can not truly help or aid another without first saving themselves, how are we supposed to guide others if we ourselves are in the dark? Maybe that is why many of us get so gung ho about the betterment of ourselves for the greater good, I can not be alone on that. I believe we can all reconnect once again as it was before, but in order to properly react with others energy we must first refine and know our own. ^^ its exciting, become one with mind,body and spirit, absolute, no sin. Once enough people are doing so frequencies will change, the hundredth monkey syndrome will take place and being fully realized will become the norm. This illusion of separation that we all tend to feel so animatedly will evaporate and love can take it rightful place on the throne of forgive me for the tangent, it was a beautiful peace, synapses just started firing off. let me know how far off my interpretation is.Thankyou.

I have noticed that being around highly creative people can be very energizing. (Generally) You really do have to be in touch with yourself, and love and nurture yourself first.The doors just seem to open, to reach out and help, then.

The solitude does nourish. Thank you for sharing this. :) x

That was great - I am working on my core lol.

Is so true isn't it? So easy to relate to.

Now I am feeling artistic and full of excitement about this.<br />
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I've always known it, just haven't ever had it said so well.