Solitude: The Art of Being Alone

|Solitude: The Art of Being Alone
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Hugh Taft-Morales

Leader, Philadelphia Ethical Society

Human beings are social creatures. Social media seduces us into more and more communication with others, some in person and a lot virtually. But most people need to be alone sometimes, without electronic distractions and conversation. Many find solitude a source of inspiration, creativity, and renewal.  How can we better appreciate the place of solitude in our lives? Does being alone have to result in loneliness? What inner resources might we better access by finding some time to ourselves? Meditate on these questions alone, and then come explore some answers with Hugh Taft-Morales.