The Gate Keeper of Inspiration: Book II Chapter Eleven — Henry David Thoreau

Book II Chapter Eleven — Henry David Thoreau Today is one of those misty mornings when most of the guests here at the Inn of Inspiration choose to remain in bed a bit longer or arrange for a late coffee or breakfast with friends. I on the other hand, after donning my rain gear and …

I Am Selfish

I Am Selfish. I stand alone from the crowd and guard that aloneness and love for solitude with my very existence. I do this to preserve me, myself. Without it, a different me comes into being. A being that placates to the wishes and desires of others before my own. I know this other person …

Acedia

Acedia There are times when I have not wanted to be of this planet. In truth, I have grown weary with the world, the politics, and the unending changelessness of things. A presidential campaign lasting for more than two years. The power and wealth of the few and the continued suppression of the many. The …

Date With Solitude

Date With Solitude In her book Quirkyalone* Sasha Cagen says those who seek solitude are distinct individuals, as complete and potentially happy alone as with our families and loves. She defines quirkalone (kwun kee. uh. lohn) n. adj. as “a person who enjoys being single (but is not opposed to being in a relationship) and …

Integrity

Integrity We join groups primarily for survival, strength in numbers, and because of similar language, and ideologies. Each time we join a group or organization we surrender some of our individual freedoms to that group whether it is a corporate structure, a political caucus, a religious organization, or a country. This is not necessarily a …