I love being alone sometimes! Yes, partly because I am a bit introverted. But, also because being alone puts a lot into perspective.
Being alone is something that we can all relate to at some point in our lives. Whether you are from a huge family or an only child growing up with a single parent, there is a time when we all like to be alone to appreciate the sincerity of its seclusion.
[I will only use alone in this post, as I think using the word loneliness connotes to depression, sadness and an acknowledgement of loss.] Alone however, symbolizes quiet time, relaxation, rejuvenation, meditation, prayer and rest.
In a world where being the talk of social circles and having a million friends is seen as the in-thing, it is commonly viewed as stuck up and introverted when someone wants to be alone. People consider you to be weird, nerdy, selfish, shy and egotistic. They believe you do not value the company of others because you think so highly of yourself.
This could not be farther from the truth, in my case at least. [Alessia Cara’s “Here” sums up this feelings perfectly]
Since I have started my spiritual awakening I have seen myself being more open and respective of different views, personalities, behaviors and antics. Realizing that everyone is made uniquely, and just because I do not condone it, does not mean that point of view or behavior should not be respected.
However, I will not associate with just anyone. Not because I think I am “better” than other people, but I believe that who you socialize with is a representation of your own train of thought and behavior. [Birds of a feather flock together, as the old folks say]
Alone for me, signifies a getaway from the noise, confusion, stigmas, biases and negative conversations that propel our everyday reality. It is an escape from the tangling of views and opinions to gather your own, and find peace of mind. It is a time of positive introspection or maybe sitting on the couch playing a solo game of Call of Duty.
Alone does not mean melancholy.
Wanting to be alone simply stems from recognizing a refuse in the solemness of self. A self with which you can be honest, be real, be the true you. A self that is not worried about the validation and feedback of society. But, a self with which you can let your hair down, be free (lose the clothes, smoking mirrors, veils and all), and just be you.
Do you like being alone sometimes?
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