Thank you for this wonderful article, Jack.
I love the association with the muddy water from the river.
And you make it easy to follow and remember your advice by pinpointing to the three steps to organize the alone time.
My alone time is crucial for me. It is a magical time when I can listen to whatever the creative inner child has prepared for me. I write and journal in solitude.
But more importantly, my alone time in the evening is the time I spend expressing self-compassion: connecting my feelings with my inner needs. It helps me to get over fears, anger, and other negative emotions that accumulate over the day.
On a final note:
I am embarrassed to push my prose here in your comments, but I honestly think that your points resonate well with the article I wrote recently: