I am always surprised by how many people do not like to be alone with themselves. How that can actual cause them discomfort or stress. It seems to me the busier they can be is a tool to stop them from having space to process how they are doing.
I may get frustrated at my inner dialog around certain areas of my life BUT I am happy that I can hear those dialogs within my mind and have the ability to then agree or disagree with myself and to create change if that's what I wish to do. I like the fact that I am choosing to live my life with awareness. I may not feel comfortable exploring my 'shadow sides' but I am wise enough to know that nothing will ever change for me if I continue to do the same things the same way.
I am always slightly peed of when I have a client return to me and ask the same questions that I had answered before with the idea that I might actually give them another answer. I always inform clients of what an outcome is when applying self awareness and creating changes to achieve those goals verses just thinking it will happen with no actual input required. Over the years I have formed the opinion that there is a large group of people who have many wants and who do not actually want to invest in achieving those goals.
Now that is perfectly OK, BUT please OWN it! stop holding onto something that you have no intention of doing/saying or achieving. There seems to be so much fear around understanding who you are REALLY and so much judgement that if you do know what makes you, YOU, then it must be a bad/sad/mad thing. Understanding those perceived negatives or shadows of you in actuality gives you power. Because with understanding and applied compassion then you can see the positive sides to these characteristics.
For me finding the space to have solitude, gives me the time to listen to those endless voices within. To apply logic and to be self compassionate. To learn what motivates me or what might be stopping me. To see the depth of what makes me who I am in reality verses the aspects of me I might choose to allows others to see.
To get to a point in my life where I can step forward and say THIS IS ME. Like it or lump it I do not really care because I am content in my skin and with my aspects/shadows and light. To have the ability to engage in self awareness is one of the most powerful gifts I have blessed myself with.
For me solitude is a blessing and one I knowingly seek to provide the balance in my life I know I need. To disconnect from the external means you have within your power the ability to reconnect with your internal.
The answers most of us seek are present within, we just have to learn to listen.
May your day be blessed with moments of silence and solitude.