Learning how to be alone

November 21, 2015

Most people cringe with fear at the very prospects of being alone…that’s only because we have all been scripted since the moment of our youth to believe being alone is a form of failure or character flaw.

Frequently this mental conditioning is so pervasive and subtle that often we find ourselves having to be someone else rather than who we really are. Or indulging in stupid things like marinating all of ourselves in a community of strangers in the hope that somewhere in all this great diffusion of effort and energy – we would be able to discover of sense of identity and to know where we truly belong and who we really are.

In truth, it is only when we strive daily to be comfortable with loneliness that we are able to discover who we really are and what we really want out of life.

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