I want to know if you can be alone with
yourself and if you truly like the company you keep...- Oriah Mountain Dreamer
If you were able to met someone with your
exact personality, habits, quirks, spirit, and mannerisms, what would your
first impression be?
Would you be drawn to this person, or would
you be repelled?
Would you want to spend more time with this
person, or would you wish to get away from them as quickly as possible?
Would you be eager to introduce this person
to your friends, or would you want to avoid any further contact with them?
Would you be eager to converse with them, or
would you dread what they had to say?
While we usually spend many hours with other
people through jobs, community organizations, family and friends, the one and
only person we are always with 24/7 is ourselves.
No amount of work, parties, TV, online
games, Facebook, sleep, or whatever your favourite distraction may be, will
keep you from yourself.At some point in
your life, you will end up alone in a room with only you for company.
How will you react?
Just to clarify, this has nothing to do with
whether or not you are an introvert or an extrovert and prefer to be alone or
with other people.
Be totally honest...
If you don’t like being around you, why
would you expect others to like being around you?
When you are able to sit alone, enjoying
your own company and thoughts, then you can begin to share them with others.
When you become comfortable being truly
yourself, alone with yourself, then you start to draw others to you.
Become a person that others want to be
around!This is far and away the
greatest success secret in existence.A
man or woman who has become someone others want to be around holds the world by
the tail.– Andy Andrews
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