When alone, the moment we enter our room and close the door, when we are accompanied only by silence, we change. We are adrift either in isolation or in solitude; they are of course not the same.
In both of these states all of our pretenses fall away. Our ego’s, no longer needed, move into the background, though there may be some resistance, which can be felt as restlessness. An attempt I believe to keep us busy, that is often based on the fear of the seeming ocean of nothingness -- of the quiet of being alone.
I believe that some forms of boredom are actually a misreading of the presence, seeking to draw us deeper into relationship. How do you feel when you are alone? Do you feel isolated, or do you feel at peace? What can you do in your alone time to grow closer to God?