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Being Alone Vs. Being Lonely

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Being alone is not the same thing as being lonely. You often hear people say something like, “I want to be alone.” Vs. “I am lonely.” They sound different, and they are really different.

What does it mean to be alone? And, what does it mean to be lonely?

You can choose to be alone. You can also choose to be lonely. It is your choice.

When people are alone, it does not mean they are lonely. It means they want time for themselves. They want to be alone because they want to do creative things. They want to think. They want to read. They want to meditate. They want to reach out to their inner creative being. Being alone allows people to reach out to their inner selves. So, when you are alone, you are dealing with your inner being- your true being. In order to be alone, you must FIRST master the art and science of being alone. Being alone is not for the small-minded people.

Being alone is not for the small-minded people because it requires people to practice being independent. If you are not mature, if you are not independent, if you are not self-confident, being alone will be difficult to master. For example, if you write for a living, you need alone time to dig deeper into your creative world. Being alone is a good thing, not a bad thing. It allows you to dig deeper into your TRUE life. It creates the space for you to discover your true self, to evaluate yourself, and to practice self-reflection. It is when you are alone that you discover who you really are, what you want to accomplish, what is important to you, and what makes you really happy. Those are some benefits of being alone, but not lonely.

Loneliness, on the other hand, means a different thing entirely. If you feel lonely, it means you feel disconnected from the things around you. It means you want to live inside yourself. You don’t want to be connected with anything. One thing with loneliness is that, you can be with people, you can be in a crowd, or you can be in a market place without connecting to any of them. That is the sad part of being lonely. But you can change it. You can change from being a loner to being a social being.

If you find yourself moving away from people, you don’t want to see people, you feel disconnected from reality, don’t move further away from people. Find a way or ways to move closer to people. Remember, people love you. They don’t dislike you. They want to meet you. But they cannot meet you when you are running away from them. Focus on people, but don’t forget about yourself. People will move closer to you if you make the first move. Show your love, your BIG love for people, for things around you, and for the environment. They will love you back. If you want love, give love to people. If you want happiness, make people happy. If you want care, care for people. If you want closeness, be close to people. That is the way life works.

Finally, if you find yourself lonely, reach out to people you know. People who can lift you up, not those that will make things worse for you. When you are down, you need a lifter. If you are lonely, care. Care for yourself, for people, and for the environment. If you do, you will be a better person.

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Creativity

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Creativity starts in the mind. If you are not creative in your mind, you can’t be creative in your job. We all have the ability to be creative, but we are busy beating ourselves up for what we cannot do. You are a creative person ONLY if you see yourself as one.

You can be a creative person if you want to. It is in your mind. It is in how you see yourself. If you see yourself as a creative person, your brain will pick it up. But if you don’t see yourself as a creative person, it will be difficult for you to change. This is not to scare you. You can do it. It starts with looking at things differently, thinking differently, challenging yourself, getting out of your comfort zone, opening your mind to new ideas, meeting new people, and asking intelligent questions. You can be creative. YOU DON’T NEED A UNIVERSITY DEGREE TO BE CREATIVE. If you can think, you can be creative.

Creativity means looking at things in different ways. You need creative ideas to move on in life. As Edward de Bono put it, “Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in different ways.” I know sometimes it is hard to be creative in an organization that doesn’t support creativity. A lot of people want to express their creative ideas, but the organizations they work for do not support them. If your organization does not support creative ideas, there is nothing you can do about it. If you need it badly, you might consider leaving the company. Before you do that, make sure it is your core mission to use your creativity to better your life and the lives of the people around you. If not, don’t leave your job.

As I said earlier, you don’t need a college degree to be creative. If you want to be a creative person, open your mind to new people and to new ideas. Don’t reject what you don’t know. Instead of you rejecting it, ask great questions about it. Remember, questions lead to more questions, not to more answers. You can also increase your creativity by your associations. Hang out with creative people. If you do that, you will start to develop your creative muscles. The more you use it, the better it becomes. Maya Angelou famously said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Yes, the more you train your creative muscles, the more you will have.

If you want your creative muscles to grow, start using them today, right now!