Monday Motivation: The Value of Solitude

The pressures on all sides to bond make those who, for whatever reason, find themselves alone uneasy and even guilt-ridden in their situation.  Even worse they reduce the possibility of success for the relationships which they constantly promote. If, as we are told, our lives can be fulfilled only by our intimate attachments to others, then those attachments are from the beginning under a weight of responsibility that cripples their growth.  Even more importantly, this current insistence on relationships not only spoils our chances of relating—it gets in the way of our discovering the value, perhaps the necessity, of solitude.

Peter France, Hermits

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Raechel Henderson, she/her, is a writer, witch, Pagan and dual class seamstress/shieldmaiden. She has been sewing professionally since 2008. Her book, Sew Witchy: Tools, Techniques, & Projects for Sewing Magick, is available from Llewellyn Worldwide.

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