If you would want to be really alone with your thoughts for a moment, would it be possible?

You could strip yourself from all electronic devices and walk towards the middle of a forest, but still… Are you really alone or could some other hiker or forest ranger suddenly pop up? In our Western part of the world it seems to be very hard to be really alone.

I asked myself what the ideal “being alone” device could be. My answer to this question is this mirror sphere. You can sit on the inside of the the sphere and see outwards through the glass. People on the outside can only see their own reflection.

 

Can there be value in having a moment to be alone with your thoughts? Don’t we often retreat towards digital entertainment when we feel sad or down? Maybe it is good to let the sadness that is part of life just overwhelm you from time to time. Emotions are designed by evolution to let us take action. Maybe a moment like this can get you out of a unsatisfying status quo.