🙏🏻 You deserve to be alone.
In the most positive, illuminating, self loving kind of way.
If hearing that made you feel lonely, you’ve missed the point. Being with yourself is the most freeing things you can do. It encourages you to tune in, something we could all do a little more of. Filling our lives with people, relationships, material possessions and business, albeit fulfilling in many ways, also numbs the opportunity to increase our own awareness.
How well do you know yourself? How well do you know your body? How in touch with your needs are you? If we keep things in our life because we are afraid to lose them, afraid of change, afraid of falling, and afraid of the quietness... then you’re not afraid of complacency, but fear growth.
Sometimes we don’t get here by choice, but if you’re lucky enough to get to this place, embrace it my friends. It is gratifying in ways you couldn’t imagine.
The thought of this used to scare me. I love love, I love friends, I love keeping busy... but I didn’t know so much about me.
I began my journey by traveling alone... and boy do I love it. This photo above was Puglia last July. That trip was a turning point for me. It was the moment when I turned the page in my book, the “Chapter of Me.” I love to care for others so much, it got to a point where I lost myself. Indecisive, unsure, unaware... that was me. When you don’t know anyone where you are, you have a lot of time to spend with you. (PS. you don’t need to travel alone to do this..) But you have to start asking yourself the questions and exercising your gut instinct - a muscle that deteriorates when we don’t use it- in order to introduce yourself to you. Thank God I did that.
Now, the moments I spend with me, I treasure. Those are the moments I can drop my energy, rest my body, let my guard down and acknowledge what my gut is trying to tell me I need and equally as important the things I don’t need.
My productivity increases, my self care has an opportunity to be recognized and one of my favorite parts... my creativity thrives here in the alone-ness.
Being alone isn’t lonely, it’s necessary.
Continued in comments... 👇🏻