It is where we become comfortable within our skin.
It is where we become acutely aware of
our strengths and our weaknesses;
our likes and our dislikes;
our freedoms and our constraints;
our desires and our yearnings.
Alone is intimate.
It is where we recognise the giftedness of life.
Alone is a taonga (treasure).
Alone is different to lonely.
It is not necessarily a dearth of community or companionship,
nor a desire for these. They are, however, integral to the human condition.
Alone is my growing awareness of self: a unique individual.
May we seek the graces and blessings from our moments of 'aloneness'.