Solitude

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… the highest and most decisive experience of all, … is to be alone with his own self, or whatever else one chooses to call the objectivity of the psyche. The patient must be alone if he is to find out what it is that supports him when he can no longer support himself. Only this experience can give him an indestructible foundation.

Jung (1943)

My decision to go to Mallorca was not because I wanted to follow the sun, neither was it because I wanted to cycle. My decision to work abroad for two months was informed by a desire to be alone.

As Sartre said, “Hell is other people.” He may have also said that, “Hell is the place we go to when we lose ourselves.” 

Instead of Hell, I chose Mallorca.

Don’t misunderstand me, please. Mallorca is a wonderful place. It’s just that it was my…

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