Sunday, February 12, 2006

(A)Lone reflections....

There’s a great deal of difference between being alone and being lonely.


Loneliness is being painfully disconnected from the rest of the world, both physically and psychologically. On the other hand, being alone is to be with one’s thoughts as company - something which can be positively constructed.

And being alone is not necessarily being lonely.......

Paul Tillich writes, “Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone”.

I usually like being alone during the early morning hours. It’s not that I do not welcome company, but somehow, I have always enjoyed the solitude during this hour …..watching the sun rise, enjoying the splash made by myriad hue of reds, oranges, yellows, pinks, purples in the sky – a new day being born.


Doesn’t the Sun ever get tired of this continuous process of rebirth?


I consider this time to be that of quiet contemplation and planning, rather than actions.....


A time to savour the richness of life.....


A time to reflect the present, however disturbed, with utmost peace of mind.....


A time to remember the previous day’s equally spectacular sunset.......

6 comments:

Jay said...

"early morning hours"

U manage this consistently?

Chugs said...

where do u live? getting to see the sunrises and sunsets...

chitra said...

-/Jay
Yup...but only from Monday to Friday. Saturday aur Sunday Chutti !!

-/Chugs
He he ...Bangalore :) !!

ritzkini said...

NOOOOOOOO !!! MY IDEA !!! I am slightly busy for a coupla days and people steal my "alone vs. loneliness" post idea !
Good one,btw..dont think i could have put it any better..or earlier...
:P

chitra said...

-/Kini
You and busy??.... he he he :) !! And danks !!

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