Loneliness. Reflections. Mindfulness. Solitude.

Do You Ever Sit Alone With Your Thoughts? | Be Adventurer

Here’s why you should learn to value solitude.

Alex Negrini - Be Adventurer
4 min readAug 24, 2022

This morning it started raining cats and dogs — one of those classic violent, non-stop summer storms that just make you want to stay under the covers.

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I was in one of those typical moments when you are overwhelmed by the amount of things to do that you don’t even know where to start, so much so that even before starting I decided to stop for a moment.

I did so when, distracted by thoughts, I started to admire the raindrops slowly sliding down the window pane of my little house. It was at that very moment that enlightenment dawned on me and I began a long reflection, a pleasant moment of calm that led me to write these lines.

“Sometimes we are so distracted by life that we miss the little things” — I thought as I admired the rain beating hard on the ground.

I therefore decided to take a moment for myself, to pamper myself and above all to appreciate the little things, sitting alone with my thoughts.

So I brewed myself a warm cup of cocoa bean tea and turned off my phone and my PC; then I began to slowly enjoy my drink, listening only to the sound of the rain and my incessant thoughts, admiring the droplets as they ran off quickly on the glass.

When was the last time you sat alone with your thoughts?

I spent long minutes simply in silence — it had been a long time since I had done that.

I thought how absurd it is that such a simple action in our eyes is so difficult for us.

Too often we believe we know how to be alone but then we forget that we always have the phone within our reach, a book to read, some music in our ears or the television in the background… Instead, I would like you to reflect on this question:

When was the last time you sat alone with your thoughts?

By putting aside any form of distraction, you will begin to notice details that you have never grasped or to which you have never attached any value, just as it happened…



Alex Negrini - Be Adventurer

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