Alone. Alone. Alone. A word so greatly feared by many. A word that shakes people to their core, afraid to leave even the worst of situations, all because they are so terrified of being alone.
Alone. It can mean many different things to different people. Unloved or unwanted after a breakup. Not good enough to women wanting to get married and start a family. Or even worse, the fear of failing, with no one there to pick you up.
But what is alone, really? Is it the worst thing that could happen to us? Or possibly even the best? No one ever tells us how amazing “alone” can be. It can be a night of no pressure, no rush, just you and a dusty book that’s been sitting on your shelf, waiting to be read. Sitting down and watching that movie you’ve always wanted to see. Space. Freedom. Cooking late at night, just because you are hungry. Exploring your city, or having the time to pick up a new hobby. Dancing to your favorite music in your living room, waiting for that batch of cookies to be done baking, to be eaten all. by. you. Alone.
Now does it seem so bad? the biggest tragedy in life is wasting it by dwelling on something you think you are. You are not alone. You have yourself. You have this entire WORLD to explore, with endless amounts of adventures, waiting for you to find.
It think it is vital that people experience being “alone” – feel it, grow from it, learn to love it. And most importantly, learn to fall in love with yourself – because by being alone, you realize You are enough. Sometimes, whether you are with a crowd of people or sitting at home by yourself, you can feel overwhelmingly alone. So why not embrace it? All it takes it some courage – courage to spend time with the best person of all – YOU. And you may just find that you were never so alone, after all.
And when something exciting happens you just have to share it with someone, call your mother, because since the day you were born, she knew you were very special and delights in rejoicing with you.
Hahaha I’ve already shared everything with you!! My Belize yoga trip… And you even got a personal performance of me playing the guitar!
I think being alone is something that we all NEED for a period of time in our lives. It can be so therapeutic. Even though I’m a complete extrovert, I seriously enjoy the alone time I get – which is not very often. haha. I was just telling my Hus that I would love to take a trip, ALONE, to like, Hocking Hills or someplace remote for a weekend to just BE. I don’t ever do that anymore and as much as I love the city, I’m starting to feel the pressures of it.
I agree!!! There is something about only having to deal with the stress and chatter in your head instead of everyone else’s 🙂 taking slow yoga classes help me get away for a little bit… And a mini vacation to hocking hills doesn’t sound too bad!!