Andy's Guide to Relationships- A Different Point of View... Guide 2
There are times in life when we want nothing more than to be alone. And of course being alone has nothing to do with being lonely. When we are content to be alone, we have a deep appreciation of the relative space and freedom in our life, not wanting things to be different from how they are right now. Some people may experience this feeling their entire life, but for most people, there is a feeling of wanting to be with another person at some stage.
Training the mind means we are that much more likely to be at ease when we are alone, aware of the transitory nature of both relationships and life. It means that we embrace and treasure these moments, recognising that, very often, they too are equally transitory. The important thing in this phase is to recognise whether we genuinely feel content to be alone, or if we’re just convincing ourselves to avoid the discomfort of experiencing loneliness.