The Art of Being Alone

inspirational quote, mindfulness, positivity

I just finished reading Cheryl Strayed’s Wild this morning. I’m sure you’ve heard all about it, with Reese Witherspoon playing the lead part in the movie. The book is really good….I wanted to read it before I see the film. That’s next up on Netflix 🙂

This quote hit me in the gut: “Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was.” She makes being alone a not so scary place to be. Her words make alone feel like a sacred spot, a quiet spot, a peaceful refuge where you don’t have to try so hard. Where you are free to think and do and say and feel exactly what you want.

I actually found myself feeling alone quite often during my pregnancy. Not that I didn’t have amazing family and friends who supported me the whole way (I even had my twin sister in the exact same preggo position!), but it really is a personal journey. No one, not even other pregnant women, know exactly what your body is feeling like. No one knows the thoughts that run through your mind each and every waking second (not to mention the crazy dreams!). So try to embrace the “alone-ness” you are feeling right now. Try to see it as that “room where you can retreat to be who you really are.” Embrace the roller coaster, mama! And revel in your miracle working amazingness!