Open any newspaper
Turn on the tube
Scan the feeds
Doesn’t the world today
Just make you wanna
Run away to a remote cave
In the Himalayas
Till you ride out the storm
Negative emotions. Provocations
So much righteousness, anger and fear
A friend showed me a cute video recently
Dogs and Cats getting along better
Than domesticated human beings
It seems the only way we can
Live without provoking one another
Is if we live completely by ourselves
So maybe it is a good idea
To learn to be alone?
After all. Alone we come. Alone we go.
In fact if I had to teach my daughter
Anything. One valuable life lesson.
I would teach her to learn to be alone.
It’s just possibly the most valuable life lesson in
This supposedly “connected” and overstimulating world.
Being alone is not the same as being lonely
Or being a loner.
It is being completely okay with being alone
It is getting to know yourself inside out
It is about riding out the storm/s
Of negative emotions. Provocations
Creating a pause. Instead of our usual
Pattern of perception, action, reaction