Spotsylvania, VA, March 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- National Hermit Week (June 13-20, celebrated annually since 1996) is a fun way to promote opportunities that are best pursued quietly and alone such as resting, reading, painting, praying, writing, thinking, appreciating, creating, etc. It is for whomever wherever by encouraging the taking of time away from the normal hustle and bustle of one’s life.
A Word from the Founder
National Hermit Week founder, Dr. Eleece Jel, observes, “In some ways I launched the hermit holiday as a way to find alone time for over-exposed introverts like me. As it evolved, I became increasingly concerned with assisting others in developing their hermiting capabilities so that lives would be improved and many could hermit more effectively. I encourage people to question why they think a certain way, what influenced them growing up, to ask what is the meaning of life and what are they to do about it. To think in these ways, they need to get quiet, to spend some time alone, and a motivation to do so. Hence, National Hermit Week was born. And the hermitage movement lives on.”
How Others have Celebrated
This event idea has been used nationwide by teachers and librarians to promote reading, writing and critical thinking skills as well as by counselors as a fun way to encourage time for introspection and rest. It has also been fodder for humorous commentaries in the media over the years, and inspired others toward creative or spiritual pursuits.
What the Public Should Do
Use this week to take a personal adventure in solitude. Notes Dr. Jel "Discover yourself by journeying within or going off-the-grid. Celebrate the contributions of others who indulged their need to hermit. Whether you seek inner peace, spiritual release or a moment's peace this eight-day week is for you. Our motto is "Don’t be a loner alone.” To know more, visit: www.nationalhermitweek.org.