"As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness." (H.D. Thoreau)
I have always found my most creative self in the night time hours. These are the hours of solitude. When asked once if I was ever lonely, I could honestly say 'no'. Myself and I are more than sufficient company for me. 'Keep it Simple' has long been a personal motto and it is what informs just about everything I do.
For some, though, living lightly seems like hard work. Letting go (of stuff, of people, of situations, you name it) is painful. There is fear, grief, anger, desire, envy.... so many things behind it.
But the freedom of untying the bonds and of discovering the ones which must necessarily remain are as slender as gossamer, yet with the strength of steel, is as amazing as it must be to soar free in the skies. Once the clear air of true independence is tasted there can be no turning back.
The ground will always be there, but no longer are you sucked in by gravity.
Seek true solitude. That place where there is nothing but you and nature. It is only there you will find yourself.
That of course assumes it's a search you wish to make.