How it feels to be alone- My perspective

A couple of years ago, Michael asked this question about being alone for his Tale Weaver prompt. This fits this week’s prompt from Sue W and GC, so I’m sharing it again!

“What a lovely surprise to discover how unlonely being alone can be.”~ Ellen Burstyn


Alone is not a word to be afraid of. Alone is when you commune with yourself. I like a bit of alone time everyday ( sometimes it’s a lot of alone time). I treasure this because it centers me. I put my thoughts in order. I meditate and talk to my Creator. It is when I sort out the daily issues and pesky problems in my mind. And why should I say that sorting things out in my mind helps? Because there are times when some of these problems are not real problems. We just are looking them from the wrong angle. Sometimes these issues need only to be righted up. Nothing really needs to be done but to adjust the glasses we are looking through.

If you love your own company, you have a friend for life. Since I enjoy my company, I don’t resent being alone with myself. We are born alone and we die alone. We don’t bring anything with us and neither can we carry anything from here. So though it’s great to find good people to share this journey with but try not to be dependent on them. A great time spent with family and good buddies is the best. But if left to your own devices, enjoy your own company.

Written in response to;Weekly Prompts- Alone, hosted by Sue W and GC



51 thoughts on “How it feels to be alone- My perspective

  1. This is so wonderful. I completely agree with you. When we are at peace with ourselves, we are peace everywhere in life. Solitude, as we have discussed many times, is needed and necessary. Excellent post, Sadje.

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  2. Fifty years ago, I found a panel in a “Li’l Abner” cartoon that said “Takes a heap o’ livin’ to know that bein’ alone ain’t nearly the same as bein’ lonesome.” I remember cutting it out and tacking it to my bulletin board. The cartoon is gone, but I still remember it. Definitely words to live by.

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  3. I think when we are safe, being alone can be a good thing.
    But being young and scared and alone… can be frightening.
    Those times one must dig deep to find a creative outlet to distract the self from negativity.

    Being alone does give us time to become centered and enjoy silence 🙂

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