“Solitude: The Art of Being Alone”
Human beings are social creatures. Social media seduces us into more and more communication with others, some in person and a lot virtually. But most people sometimes need to be alone, without electronic distractions and conversation. Many find solitude a source of inspiration, creativity, and renewal. How can we better appreciate the place of solitude in our lives? Does being alone have to result in loneliness? What inner resources might we better access by finding some time to ourselves? Meditate on these questions alone, and then come explore some answers with Hugh Taft-Morales.
Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. His presence in Ethical Culture has been termed “invigorating.” Taft-Morales lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife Maureen, a Latin American Analyst with the Congressional Research Service, with whom he has three beloved children, Sean, Maya, and Justin.