I am the very first to think I need no one. I like my space. I like my time alone. I like my silence. A great day for me would be me and Jesus, a pot of really good, hot and strong Italian Roast coffee, my favorite coffee cup; a pile of books I want to read; a pen and a journal. No one else would be around except maybe Hawken, my 11 year old who doesn't speak and who is content to lay on the floor and watch his ceiling fan for hours.
Time alone is okay. There's nothing wrong with it. If you are a person who finds strength being alone, finds her center that way, then you need time alone.
But, the more time you spend alone, the easier it is to think that that's enough. You can isolate yourself from other people so quickly. You forget they need you and you need them. We are made to be in community.
If you aren't in a community of Believers, giving and taking, then you are missing out. Your faith isn't balanced. It can't be balanced in constant aloneness.
It is hard to be a part of Believers if you are hurting or if you have been hurt by a church body in the past. But they need you. And you need them.
Don't live in isolation. It isn't healthy. It isn't what God made you for.
And (and this hurts for those of us who love our independence) it is a sin.