Solitude is one of the three elements of the formula for how a life centered in P-A is lived. That formula is: S + S + S = S
simplicity plus solitude plus silence equals serenity
When from our better selves we have been too long
Been parted by the hurrying world…
William Wordsworth goes on to say more about the desirability of solitude: “‘How gracious, how benign, is Solitude’ especially when it has an ‘appropriate human centre.’” That appropriate human center is a wholesome context like Simple Reality. In the present moment we are connected to the Implicate Order from which flows the serenity, the “feeling” of which Wordsworth speaks.
I now bask in the solitude that was so painful to me in my youth.
References and notes are available for this article.
Also find a much more in-depth discussion of Simple Reality
on this blog and in published books by Roy Charles Henry.