How to be Alone

We may be social creatures but we are not without a need for solitude; it comes easy to some, but for others it has to be learned; we are so much surrounded by people all the time that we have forgotten how to be alone. This is especially so in the internet age: even when you are alone, you are in the constant company of others, on twitter, on facebook...

There is something precious about solitude; to involute and turn your gaze inwards permits a certain growth of the soul that is perhaps not possible in any other way.

If you have never learnt to appreciate it, or have forgotten, here is something beautiful to remind you of it...

Comments

Bhai Chod said…
I feel so light and free after watching that - like waking up fresh. Loneliness or solitude are what people of the West fear most and yet in the East people crave it, and heck sometimes don't even know they need it - but we all do. *sigh* ~starts daydreaming...alone~
Gaya said…
One of the best posts on your blog!! Love it:)
Umair said…
Reminds of this:
We need to learn to be alone, so that we are not lonely. Loneliness is failed solitude. To experience solitude you must be able to summon yourself by yourself; otherwise, you will only know how to be lonely.(Sherry Turkle's Alone Together)
Komal said…
This is very good, but I hope it does not encourage people who are actually having trouble with relationships!