"You can only get to know yourself when you're alone with yourself," says my uncle. "I go into the woods," he continues, "to listen to the silence." "Maybe you, too, have to find out where your silence is."
Oma aika, your own time, is important for us Finns. It's downtime, solitude, silence, all combined. Oma aika is a moment for rest, a moment when thoughts fly and mind wanders, a moment of song.