Being Alone – A Relationship With Self
My DailyOM had this text today:
The most important relationship we have in our lives is with our selves. And even though we are the only ones who are present at every moment of our lives—from birth onward—this relationship can be the most difficult one to cultivate. This may be because society places such emphasis on the importance of being in a romantic partnership, even teaching us to set aside our own needs for the needs of another. Until we know ourselves, however, we cannot possibly choose the right relationship to support our mutual growth toward our highest potential. By allowing ourselves to be comfortable with being alone, we can become the people with whom we want to have a relationship.
Someone said this about living alone: I am not alone, I am with myself. Personally I need time alone as well as I need time being with other people.
This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.