Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How To Be Alone

Lately I've been struggling with being alone and all the temptations to avoid it. It is, at times, incredibly painful and feels like it will last forever. Frankly, I don't like it one bit, but I'm doing it because I know I should. I haven't been using relationships in a very healthy way lately, and experts tell me that being alone is one way to address that.

The other day, Roger Ebert (yes, *that* Roger Ebert) posted a video on his blog titled, "How To Be Alone." I made a note of it and set it aside, and only got around to watching it earlier this morning. It was moving and instructional at the same time - a rare combination - so I thought I would share it here. I have a feeling I'll be referring back to it often when I need some support or a reminder of all the ways that being alone can be freeing and empowering, rather than just lonely.

2 comments:

Kathleen Nolan said...

Love this video, I've seen it before. I think I may take myself out to lunch today! Thanks, Erin.

svahisthana/unleash_honesty said...

That's absolutely beautiful, moving, inspiring and calming. Being alone is hard, but it feels so good sometimes. Lots of times. Thank you!

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