Choosing to ask ourselves these questions instead of seeking an immediate answer is difficult, but I find it to be a worthwhile exercise.
Being bored all afternoon isn't helpful, but being bored for long enough to be guided by our solitude is helpful.
We need to learn to value our consciousness and what we can create in the world over the unimportant distractions of our time.
I turned solitude into an either or. Either I create lots of solitude each day, or I have none at all. We do this often. Either I meditate 15 minutes a day, or I skip it. Either I have "enough" time for my workout, or why bother? Either I stretch
In today's attention economy, we must intentionally cultivate quantums or at least pockets of time where there are no opinions or inputs, just solitude.