I am a person who enjoys my own company; I am often alone – I am hardly lonely though. Oprah Winfrey says that she loves being alone with her own thoughts; the same for me. I could easily live in a desert for as long as I have a writing pad of some sort so that I can write my thoughts down. When alone, I can process my feelings so that I get to know myself better each day. I can appreciate the wisdom which comes to me and gather the courage to express it with compassion. I can be centered so that I follow my intuition against the push of the world. I can grow to become more independent and interdependent instead of looking at others to define me. I can believe in myself like no-one else will do for me, based on what my soul is telling me. I can love myself regardless of rejections by others; so that I can not only survive but move forward in life. I can be still; listening to the sound of silence.