Time alone


I don’t know about you but sometimes I just want a bit of peace and quiet, with no interruptions from anyone or anything. It doesn’t mean i don’t care about anyone but myself, it’s just an indication that I’ve exhausted my own physical or mental strength.

The very fact I can can recognise when I need that break is a step forward for me as in the past I’d have carried on pushing myself until I was almost at breaking point – until I was no longer able to put on my public face anymore.

Maybe putting on a public facing papers over the cracks and helps us (and others) think we’re ok, even although we’re not. In these days where mental health is talked about more openly than it’s previously been, not putting on our public face may be the best thing we can do for ourselves, as then others will truly see us as we actually rather than the false public face they usually see of us.

Showing my true feelings and emotions publicly with those around me scares the living daylights out of me as I am not someone who likes anyone to see my raw emotional times. Maybe it’s time for me to open up and show that side to others, maybe then others will really understand me.


    1. When say ‘you must be prepared to be misunderstood by the majority’ do you mean when you show others the real you rather than your public face or vice versa?


      1. The majority of people do not understand the real me whether in public or on social media. I hope you can understood the message I am trying to convey.


      2. So your comment was in relation to yourself, rather than a general statement about everyone. I understand now. Thank you


      3. Yes my comment is relating to myself as you would expect when I am giving my opinion. I am not in a position to reply on behalf of another person.


      4. I understand. Your cimnents used the word ‘we’ rather than ‘I’ which is why I was unclear that your comments related to yourself. Thanks for clarifying.


      5. You said earlier you were talking about yourself but used the word ‘we’ rather than ‘I’ which was why I thought you were talking generally. However now you now seem to be saying you were talking generally and not about yourself, so I am confused, but hey, that’s just me I’m sure.
        Have a great day!


      6. I have Asperger’s syndrome, an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and as a result of this I need to spend a great deal of time alone in order to focus my attention on the Lord. I spend a lot of time in the company of others during the days when I do my voluntary work, therefore I do not mind spending most evenings on my own.


      7. Although we are called to love one another in Christ, we do not have to like to like one another along as we do nothing to harm our fellow human beings.


      8. I’m not sure I agree with you there. How can you love someone if u don’t like them? Liking someone doesn’t mean they have to be your best friend. That’s the challenge of loving those who are difficult please to like!


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