Solitude is a key ingredient to sobriety.
If you don’t believe that, let me ask you a question. If you could pick one place to spend a few hours, would you pick: (a) mountain, (b) lake, (c) ocean, or (d) downtown in a large city?
If you picked (d), you’re crazy!
Jesus embraced solitude. The Bible records, “Great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray” (Luke 5:16).
You need to make solitude count, using it for prayer, meditation, and spiritual connection. Otherwise, it just becomes loneliness.
Paul Tillich said it like this: “Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.”
Recovery Step: Thomas Edison said, “The best thinking has been done in solitude.” So take the leap. Plan a focused time of solitude this week.