Alone, But Not Lonely

By January 13, 2010Uncategorized

People today have an urgent, if not compulsive, need to stay connected with others. This may explain the perpetual use of cell phones and constant updates on Facebook and Twitter. Being connected and having a strong support group is essential for health and well-being. So is having some quality alone time. Balance is the key. Also known as soul-searching, taking time regularly to sort out your thoughts and feelings (discarding that which no longer serves you) is not only a good idea, it’s essential for peace of mind. We live in a world where there is a cacophony of all kinds of noise, much of it self-inflicted. Quality time to do soul-searching is best done alone… in a quiet space and atmosphere. Balance is the key!

• Stress Tip of the Day
Do you make space in your day for some quality alone time? Where can you carve out a few minutes each day to unplug from the world (no cell phone rings, no television, no emails, websites or tweets) and collect your thoughts… so that when you do reconnect, you are fully present with those who are in your circle? No matter where you live, what you do for a living or how many kids you have, finding that balance is essential each and every day. If you don’t make this time for yourself, no one else will either.

• Links Worth Noting:
Have you seen the movie Avatar yet? (3-D and IMAX is the best.
A whole book could be written about the content of this link (click below), but suffice to say that at some level, people are recognizing that they need to cultivate a better relationship with nature. Alone time in nature is the best!

• Photo of the Day:
This is a photograph (of me) taken in Illulisat, Greenland observing the beautiful icebergs. Some of you may recognize it from the Earth Songs movie. I filmed this iceberg for 20 minuets and then speeded up the film and you can actually see the iceberg rotate about 45 degrees from the ocean currents over time. Pretty cool. The alone time was nice too, I even saw two humpback whales.

• Quote for the Day:
“What’s the difference between fiction and reality? When you write fiction, it has to make sense.” — Tom Clancy

Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 10 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (6E). He can be reached through his

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