In this time of solitude

I hope this blog post finds you well as we deal with the current challenges of our time.

I wanted to share with you an extract from one of my favourite authors, Paulo Coelho, as written in his book, Manual of the warrior of light.

The warrior of light has learned that God uses solitude to teach us how to live with other people.

He uses rage to show us the infinite value of peace. He uses boredom to underline the importance of adventure and spontaneity.

God uses silence to teach us to use words responsibly. He uses tiredness so that we can understand the value in waking up. He uses illness to underline the blessing of good health.

God uses fire to teach us about water. He uses earth so we can understand the value of air. He uses death to show us the importance of life.

I’d like to use this time of solitude to reconnect with my soul and truly listen to my heart’s desires.

Life, like us, is precious and fragile, and each new day presents us with an opportunity to embrace all that is good.

I’ve much to be grateful for and moving forward I would like to channel my energies into all those things that give my life value.

When the lockdown ends I pray that we are all able to connect with those dear to us and embrace new friends. If you think about it, we are all friends of friends, it’s just that we haven’t all met.

I pray we are all able to find peace and have the freedom to live our lives according to our own values and beliefs.

And I pray that we all realise that misfortune is not necessarily a malevolent force that works against us, but one that has the power to steer us in a different direction towards greater things. Greater peace, greater understanding and unconditional love.

Wishing you much love, peace and good health during this time and always.


Author: zoepattersonfightingback

Practice what you love with love, working IN the moment and not FOR a moment. The world does not stop for defeat or for victory and neither should you. I have known victory and I am no stranger to defeat. Despite my personal challenges I still wake each day with the intention to practice what I love and this has served me well. I am an England boxing coach and qualified personal trainer, working hard to help others practice what they love.

3 thoughts on “In this time of solitude”

  1. In the holy bible , they say it’s look worst then it is . until you really it’s a test of are will power , in this current time’s That when you find out who your friends are ( truth colours ) and the one to trust i hope you are will Zoe Patterson and bearing up and more importantly keeping safe you loyal friend Damon

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      1. Thank for relpy to my message Zoe how things eg boxing i mean i do love reading your bloy . how you see life make me laugh you have a very funny outlook on life which i like be honest’s i really dont know how you manage it so brilliant your friend Damon What your plans for the future you don’t have to answer if you don’t what to Zoe


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