How To Be Alone. {Amazing Video}

Via Tara Lemieux
on Jun 7, 2013
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“If you are at first lonely, be patient. If you’ve not been alone much, or if when you were, you weren’t okay with it, then just wait. You’ll find it’s fine to be alone once you’re embracing it.” ~ Tanya Davis

Morning is my meditation; my time to gather…to reflect…to just simply be.

I love watching the world stretch wide its arms, in order to embrace this brand new day.

Oh, and the sounds…the birds chirping their call, and the squirrels playing chase across the fence.

I love the sounds of life, waking up. I love the feeling of daylight against my face.

And when the morning sun lifts her veil to me, I watch with heart as her light dances across the outlines of this earth.

But, most of all, I love this time just being alone.

People are so afraid of being alone, but for me—I rather much enjoy it.

In this video, poet Tanya Davis carries us gently through to a place we often fear—our very own ‘aloneness.’

If we can learn to embrace our own solitude, we might just find a much deeper happiness within it.

Video: How To Be Alone


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About Tara Lemieux

Tara Lemieux is a mindful wanderer, and faithful stargazer. She is an ardent explorer and lover of finding things previously undiscovered (or, at the very least, mostly not-uncovered.) When she’s not writing, you can find her walking in the woods and sometimes changing the way we look at things, one simple moment at a time. You can contact her at via her website Mindfully Musing or, take one second to "LIKE" her on Facebook at Tara's Facebook Page. Or email her directly at [email protected]. All roads will lead to one home, and rest assured she (and Nudnick, the wonder dog) would LOVE to hear from you.


12 Responses to “How To Be Alone. {Amazing Video}”

  1. Alexander Dunlop says:

    Thank you. I love your words and wisdom and voice and invitation. Perfectly composed and perfectly invoked. I am grateful to share the solitary journey of self-discovery with you. And of course synchronistically, I just watched your video this morning when I am about to invest two whole days of solitary self-discovery outside of NYC in lovely Milford, PA. You may enjoy this website.

    Thank you again.

  2. Ariana says:

    Tanya's video is gorgeous and stirs my heart. It is also paradoxically perfect just how long the list of credits are at the end of the film ~ for though spending time alone is sacred medicine, it's true that we are never alone ~ and every little act of creation is an interweaving of so many hearts and voices…

  3. Penny says:

    I love this. The old time word is quietude.

  4. Tara Lemieux says:

    Alexander ~ 'thank you'… I shall visit your site today. <3

  5. Tara Lemieux says:

    Penny – I love that word. <3

  6. Tara Lemieux says:

    Ariana – a wonderful observation, we are never really 'alone'…in some sense, there is always something there to embrace.

  7. shayla says:

    Absolutely beautiful, inspiring, uplifting and insightful. Thank you.

  8. Tara Lemieux says:

    Thank you, Shayla ~ <3 Tara Lemieux

  9. abhanut says:

    Thank you, this is wonderful

  10. Tara Lemieux says:

    You are most welcome ~ much love to you this day.

  11. Amy says:

    Beautifully brilliant!

  12. Tanja Strangfeld says:

    This is great – being alone gives us time to embrace ourselves but also the beauty of nature