“To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.”
He touches on something here that’s very important. In the silence, we find solutions. To all of life’s quandaries, but also in writing of any genre. Instead of forcing a conclusion in your storyline or poem, let it simmer. Sit with patience, while your chattering mind falls still. This quiets the ego—an event or idea you feel you must prove through the happenings in your story—and makes room for the genius beyond. Go out for a drive, wash the dishes, clip the rotten leaves from your indoor plants. Adventure out with your soul as the pilot. In this movement, our minds engage with the present, not the problem.
On the other side of this silence is your a-ha moment.