Alone.

“Bhikkhus, one who really knows how to be alone dwells in the present moment, even if he is sitting in the midst of a crowd. If a person sitting alone in the middle of a forest is not mindful, if he is haunted by the past and the future, he is not truly alone.”

From the Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone as found in Chapter 51 of ‘Old Path White Clouds’ by Thich Nhat Hahn (Parallax Press, 1991)

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