Maya Angelou (1928-2014) poet, author and activist wrote:
“Many believe that they need company at any cost, and certainly if a thing is desired at any cost, it will be obtained at all costs. We need to remember and to teach our children that solitude can be a much-to-be-desired condition. Not only is it acceptable to be alone, at times it is positively to be wished for. It is in the interludes between being in company that we talk to ourselves. In the silence we listen to ourselves. Then we ask questions of ourselves. We describe ourselves, and in the quietude we may even hear the voice of God.”
(Source: ‘Even The Stars Look Lonesome’)
I think we all talk to ourselves and answer ourselves. Somehow in our mental soup we work out our details and ingredients and sometimes we do it out loud… especially if no one is around.
“Come away by yourselves to a remote place and rest a while.” Jesus