Alone Versus Lonely – The Art of Loving Aloneness
This post from 3 years ago definitely feels important to share again. Peeking my head out for a quick reblog on the art of loving aloneness, while I’m immersed here in a full experience before leaving on my travels. Much love!
There’s a big difference between being alone and feeling lonely. It’s important that we feel whole when solely with ourselves and through that wholeness, all of life becomes fulfilling and you start to see things differently.
Lonely is a state of mind, not a state of being. It involves longing for companionship, wishing NOT to be alone. Being alone with yourself can be emotionally threatening because it puts you in close contact with the one person you may have the greatest challenges relating with or liking much – yourself.
When we are alone this is simply the state of being by and with yourself, sitting with all that you are and every emotion, thought, and action that you can feel and perhaps don’t want to feel.
Being alone involves a responsibility to and for yourself, and may present challenges within that framework of understanding…
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