vulnerability

Be alone as if with others. Be with others as if alone.

I don't remember where I heard this expression first, but I really love the idea.

Be alone as if with others. For me it means having integrity also when I'm alone. Being impeccable with my words, also towards myself. Act in ways that I'm proud of. Take care of myself, others and the planet, also when no one is watching. 

Be with others as if alone. This means being truly, fully me, in all circumstances. Sure, I will choose to show different parts of me in different contexts, but always, be me. Share vulnerably. Set boundaries.

What does this idea mean to you? Are you? As if with others when you're alone? As if alone when with others? What does that concept practically mean in your life? 

With all my love,

Helena