With social media and smartphones permanent fixtures in our modern lives, we’re never far away from friends are we? Maybe being alone makes you feel anxious, uneasy even? But perhaps understanding being alone is actually a very important experience.

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Curiously, and importantly, mastering the art of solitude doesn’t make us more antisocial but, to the contrary, better able to connect. By being intimate with our own inner life, this frees us to reach greater, more dimensional intimacy with others. Read more: Brain Pickings.