Why It’s Better to Be Single

The romantic ideal of two people pair-bonding and staying together for a long time is still very much alive. However, in the current age, we can see that an increasing amount of people deliberately choose to stay single. Especially in the West, marriage is in decline, and singlehood is rising. According to data from the General […]

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How to Transform Yourself in Solitude

The Zhongnan mountains – located in the Shaanxi Province in China – have been a dwelling place for Taoist hermits for at least more than two thousand years. For centuries, they’ve been seeking refuge from society, and for different reasons. Some pursued a spiritual path, others wanted to reflect on the world from a distance […]

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Outsiders & Outcasts

As a deer in the wilds, unfettered, goes for forage wherever it wants: the wise person, valuing freedom, wanders alone like a rhinoceros. Sutta Pitaka, The Rhinoceros Sutra From the moment we are born as human beings, the people around us prepare us to fit the herd. We start out as being part of a […]

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How to Deal With Loneliness 📽️

There are no fixed environmental criteria for loneliness to occur. It can happen anywhere, even in social settings, family gatherings, and in the presence of a spouse. We can feel alone in large groups of people, but the experience of loneliness can be totally absent when we’re in solitude. Nevertheless, there’s a body of research […]

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Aloneness 📽️

At the end of the day, loneliness is just a mindset. I won’t deny that it can be difficult to get rid of feelings of loneliness, because the desire for companionship is deeply ingrained in human nature. However, this doesn’t mean that we have to suffer when we are alone and that we cannot enjoy […]

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How to be Alone 📽️

He who sits alone, sleeps alone, and walks alone, who is strenuous and subdues himself alone, will find delight in the solitude of the forest. Buddha, Dhammapada, 305. Some people avoid solitude like the plague. Others love being alone and thrive best in solitude when they’re far away from the endless chatter of their fellow […]

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The Power of Solitude 📽️

The idea of being alone often frightens people. And I agree that being alone forever isn’t necessarily a desirable position to be in. However, being separated from the herd for a while to spend time by yourself can benefit us immensely. Let’s explore the power of solitude. Human beings are social creatures. Nevertheless, there were […]

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8 Strengths Of Introverts 📽️

By many, being introverted is seen as a weakness. Introverts rather stay on the background, often hesitate to make a decision and get fatigued by social interaction. But these so-called weaknesses are easily compensated by a series of strengths that are generally overlooked, despite the fact that they are invaluable in many different settings. The […]

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