I don’t know about you, but when I am alone I can do anything I want. Guilt-free. Walk around naked with only my cats watching. It makes me feel both free and a little bit naughty. I can drink out of the milk carton and snack on food with the refrigerator door wide open. I don’t have to worry about setting an example for my kids: there’s no “do as I say not as I do” here when I am alone.
I give myself permission to play music as loudly as I want and sing the words without worrying about being in tune. I can stay in my PJs all day if I want and not take a shower until late in the day. I can read in peace and quiet. I can write at 3 am if I want to and think and meditate without interruption.
Pure bliss: sleeping in the nude without covers … and not having to worry about someone coming into my room in the middle of the night because they had a nightmare! I love having a whole day to myself without anyone expecting me to be anywhere at any certain time.
I enjoy my own company. Maybe having the choice of being able to pick up the phone to call someone if I to makes it easier. Being blessed with dear friends whom I cherish also makes it easier for me to say no when I want to be alone. I need the time to re-charge my batteries so I can be fully present when I am out in the world because there are so many things that are even more special when experienced with other people. I am so grateful I have a choice.
Just look at the picture: who wouldn't find bliss here? And it screams "leave me alone ... I am happy all by myself here!"