Solitude to Make Progress


Lokian says…

SOLITUDE is vital to Blank Slating and, thereafter, Self-Realization. Today’s world is busy, is distracting, so you must imprison yourself, trap yourself in your own company, away from all distraction, and stay there until your mind quiets – until you stop thinking about your present concerns – your job, your kids, your lover, your responsibilities, your stresses, your problems.

Only then will you make progress, think clearly on what needs blank slated, on who you really are, what you really believe, what past traumas have been buried in your psyche all these years but never absolved.

These are the things you must realize, the things you must face, accept, and control-or-eliminate if you are to be free and strong, a Free Man or Woman.

free yourself

Find your place and time for SOLITUDE. And when you go there, BE there. Free your mind of your daily concerns, your daily life, and focus on the whole of who you are.

It won’t be easy at first. You’ll have to continually refocus.

But it’ll change your life.

(More detail on Solitude in Forbidden Fruit)

Do you know your time and place?


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6 thoughts on “Solitude to Make Progress”

  1. Mike says:

    Hello there! This is an informative post. I agree with you that society is just too distracting nowadays. There is so much going on and it can be quite stressful. I think the practice of mentally shutting the world out to be one with the self is a good thing to do. Probably something that I need to do more of now that I think about it. Thanks for this!

  2. Sasha says:

    This is such an important post, Christine. Thanks for sharing it on Eric’s behalf. It is super difficult in today’s world to be in solitude, without our phones, computers, and other gadgets/essentials we rely so heavily on. There are way too many distractions. However, if we can overcome these distractions, only then can we truly focus on making progress.
    Does Eric have these distractions too as he writes from his prison cell?

    1. Christine says:

      Hi Sasha,

      Thank you! It’s indeed a very important post. Everything that Eric writes is profound and on the spot. As for distractions in Eric’s life, I would say that it could be noise from other inmates, but all in all his life in prison is monotonous. As he stated in his book Lokian Musings, “life is so pointless in prison.” I will pass your comment on to him and paste his reply here as soon as I have it, like I do with every comment I receive for his posts. 🙂

  3. Matt Lin says:

    Hi Eric,

    We live in a world full of noises, and due to this, people cannot focus on things that really matter. Living in a life of solitude is a good way to bring us back to normal, making us have more time for ourselves. If it’s too hard to practice, I suggest people try to turn their smart devices off for a few hours, which also works very well.


  4. Alex says:

    Hi Lokian, Yes I think I get your point. I actually live alone so in that respect I have a lot of time to myself but I think maybe for me I should actually take a walk one day or night and try this out. Always something on my mind as far as business is concerned so think this could be good practice for me.

  5. Eric,

    It’s so true that you do need to get away in order to look deep inside yourself. I’ve tried doing this when there are distractions, but it’s impossible. When I was the only one home (except my dogs, they keep me company), I was able to focus more on what needed to be done on a regular basis. I felt energized, able to focus more on myself and my business. Now, my Mom is home as well and I find it’s really hard to get back to focusing on things that need to be done.

    I’ve felt very angry lately, and I think it’s because of these distractions that are causing it. I don’t always want pure quiet, but it does help me to focus more on my work and get things done. Now, I hear her all day, she needs things often and I find that getting tasks done is harder and harder. I almost think it’s causing me inner anger, and I’m having a tough time with dealing with it.

    I’m going to keep this little bit from Lokian in mind – I’ll strive for this solitude and see if I can’t get back to my more peaceful, business minded frame of mind.

    Thanks for sharing this!


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