Learning to Sail: Should I Start with a Smaller Boat?
September 22, 2017
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Solitude:  Solitude is not the same as loneliness. Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions.

Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. It has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.

Many years ago, I was in the Peace Corps in Brazil. During those two years I often found myself alone. Sometimes I felt lonely. Other times I felt the complete peace of mind that comes with the solitude. The same “condition” but different perspectives. The first year I went into business I remember driving home on the express way; it was a beautiful August late afternoon. I had finally begun to close some deals.  I felt the exhilaration of perhaps actually being successful.  Moments later, I felt the anxiety of OMG can I really do this. Each feeling and thought within moments of each other.

The beauty of Solitude; the depression of loneliness. The yin and the yang of life. The reality being the perceptions in my head.  

Go for a sunset sail. Choose your reality. Bask in the wonder the solitude the sea provides.  

Why not?





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