Being Alone with your Own Thoughts

I drown myself in music to quiet my thoughts. Being left alone with my thoughts is a dangerous thing.

Welcome back to another post. I hope you all are still doing well during this time of quarantine and self isolation. Like I said in my last post, I know that a lot of people have been saying that they’re bored or that they’re over this entire situation.Don’t get me wrong, I understand, however there are things you can do to keep you busy. Besides Spring cleaning my house, I’ve been reading multiple books, Including the one that I am going to talk about today. So, let’s get to the topic of this post.

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As you can see by the title, this is based on the topic of being alone with your thoughts, using information from the book “Billow Thoughts”. I want to begin with talking about one of the coolest things about this book. Normally, a book has a table of contents. This book, however, has a table of thoughts, each separated by emotions/moods.

  • If you are dreaming of someone
  • If you are in love
  • If you are heartbroken
  • If you are lonely
  • If you are sad
  • If you are missing someone
  • If you need encouragement
  • If you are soul-searching
  • If you need a reason to stay
  • These are for you

What I love about this book is that you don’t have to read the chapters in order; I’m the type of person to read the end of a book first, weird I know. This is why this book is pretty cool. Choose your mood and read that chapter.

Have you ever heard of the phrase “Pillow talk”?

pil·low talk

/ˈpilō tôk/

noun

  • 1.intimate conversation in bed.

This is kind of what I get reminded of when it comes to this book. Pillow-talk is with another person. Pillow thoughts are with yourself. Pillow-talk is a conversation going deeper into things. It’s not the whole “What’s your favorite color” or “favorite sport”. It’s the “what childhood traumas influenced your character today” or “what are your thoughts on colorism”.

I went through my darkest times alone, so sorry if I act like I don’t need anyone.

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This is what you would call intimacy. What I was thinking is throughout the reading of this book is, Why are people afraid to be intimate with themselves? There are so many people who are afraid to be alone with their thoughts. During this quarantine, I have noticed so many people not willing to work on emotional and mental growth. Going through their thoughts, they way they see things, and much more. Obviously I did research like the nerd I am because I’m curious but you should never stop learning. Turns out, that being afraid to be alone is a psychological thing. If you are interested, take a look at this article.

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-the-fear-of-being-alone-2671883

Back to the topic at hand. Being alone with your thoughts allows you to grow and learn more about your self. It’s a good thing. All of people never know how to answer the question “Tell me about yourself” because they refuse to be alone and understand themselves. I believe in the remaining time in quarantine people really need to learn more about themselves. Allow your thoughts to flow and learn. I really like people who are self aware and allow themselves to be vulnerable. It’s rare to find those characteristics.

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