Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Being Alone With Yourself

The ability to be alone with yourself

     This means that you enjoy people but also enjoy your own company.  That you regard yourself as a human being and worthwhile company is an indication of much health.  Not all people do.  Some are terrified to be alone because alone is really alone--to them, it means being with nobody at all--and as such is an indication of very low self-esteem.

The ability to be alone with yourself and to be self-energizing , self-stimulating and self-igniting--the ability to be either active or passive when alone but to know freedom from boredom and anxiety--at once makes you independent, self-reliant and thus a more mature, as well as an easier person with whom to have a relationship.

*  From the book, The Winner's Notebook by Theodore Isaac Rubin, M.D.

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