Sometimes, we all need to step back from our routines and spend some time alone. It’s okay to not think about anything. It’s okay to rest. It’s okay to pause from the daily rush and let God minister to us through the silence and solitude.

Pam Carbungco, In an afternoon such as this (via godsradicaldaughter)

I think a person needs to learn from childhood to find himself alone. It means to not be bored when you’re by yourself, because a person who finds himself bored when alone – as it seems to me – is in danger.

Andrei Tarkovsky, A Poet in the Cinema (via wordsnquotes)

I need to be alone for certain periods of time or I violate my own rhythm.

Lee Krasner (via wordsnquotes)

My alone feels so good. I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.

Warsan Shire (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

We must become so alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome, we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that it is God, the indivisible. And suddenly we find ourselves in the midst of the world, yet undisturbed by its multiplicity, for our innermost soul we know ourselves to be one with all being.

Hermann Hesse (via re-miks)

As long as you think that the cause of your problem is “out there”—as long as you think that anyone or anything is responsible for your suffering—the situation is hopeless. It means that you are forever in the role of victim, that you’re suffering in paradise.

Byron Katie (via thecalminside)