“Many people suffer from the fear of finding oneself alone, and so they don’t find themselves at all.” ― Rollo May, Man’s Search for Himself

The use of solitary confinement and exile have been in practice in ancient roots indicating that people have long understood that how deeply the fear of isolation runs through our veins but in modern-day our fear isn’t limited to the extreme cases of loneliness but we are afraid to be alone for any period of time

it is impossible to get blood from stone and to get spirituality from a physical being ….

“If the partner becomes God he can just as easily become the Devil; the reason is not far to seek. For one thing, one becomes bound to the object in dependency. One needs it for self-justification. . . .If you find the ideal love and try to make it the sole judge of good and bad in yourself . . . you become simply the reflex of another person. You lose yourself in the other, just as obedient children lose themselves in the family. No wonder that dependency, whether of the god or of the slave in the relationship, carries with it so much underlying resentment.” ― Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death

Growth Can take place within the isolated individual to a greater extent than It had allowed for introverted creators are able to define identity and achieve self-realization by self-reference that is interacting with their work rather than by interacting with other people. It is this ability to achieve self-realization by developing a relationship with our work that led the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky the claim solitude for the mind to be as essential as it is food for the body absolutely we can forge a character away from the instructing external demands of others and maintain our independence in the relationships we do cultivate thus ensuring we do not like many today lose our identity in them we must not dismiss the dangers of it …there is nothing more dangerous than solitude

we can increase our capacity to deal with these dangers however if we consider the possibility of the benefits of solitude in its dangers meaning that it is only by voluntarily seeking solitude confronting the purpose within that we can extract the benefits of being alone and perhaps even eventually attain the rare self-confidence of one who has gained sovereignty over himself

“And you should not let yourself be confused in your solitude by the fact that there is some thing in you that wants to move out of it. This very wish, if you use it calmly and prudently and like a tool, will help you spread out your solitude over a great distance. Most people have (with the help of conventions) turned their solutions toward what is easy and toward the easiest side of the easy; but it is clear that we must trust in what is difficult; everything alive trusts in it, everything, in Nature grows and defends itself any way it can and is spontaneously itself, tries to be itself at all costs and against all opposition. We know little, but that we must trust in what is difficult is a certainty that will never abandon us; it is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be one more reason for us to do it.”

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Scripturient by Passion