How often do we look toward the external world for comfort? New shoes, car, food, partner. Even when we’re bored, the first thing we do is reach for our phones. We try to fill space, to find ease in dis-ease. 

It’s an interesting phenomenon, though: The more at ease you become with yourself, the less you need to manufacture the world around you for comfort. When you find comfort in the stillness of just being, things and people no longer have the same grip on your identity, freedom and contentment.

So how do we do it? Just keep showing up for yourself. Get curious about the part of you that is uncomfortable being alone. Soften around that feeling; take a breath. In time, things will shift. Trust the process.