Embracing the Dark–Living with Loneliness


Loneliness should always be embraced.

Despite how difficult it may be for us to dwell in the absence of good people who understand us, loneliness handled with maturity and grace is a true sign of depth of our character. We often find ourselves resisting it, and thus try to plug up these gaps in our lives instead of submitting to and acknowledging what has befallen us. Admitting to ourselves that we are lonely is not a sign that our lives have gone wrong. In truth, it is a sign that life is proceeding exactly the way it should.

Feeling this way is a basic part of the human experience. In the same way that all of us will someday die, loneliness is inevitable–avoiding it without acknowledging the good that we can take away from the experience is often a missed opportunity of individual growth…

…and so..

…embrace it.

Embrace the uncertainty of the future…

Embrace the possibility that we may never find true connection…

Embrace the dark.

When you embrace the fact that you are lonely, you are removing the shackles on your feet that hinder you from doing something about it. With this new found freedom and open mind, you can finally begin making positive changes to you’re life. It all begins with a positive frame of mind. In the moment, the loneliness can be devastating. Given much time after many lonely walks in the rain or sitting quietly listening to our favorite songs by the window sill, we can find peace in our current place in the world.

Remember: where we are in our lives, lonely or not, is temporary. Someday, things will be different.

You’ll see. ๐Ÿ™‚

-Lonely City




  1. RyanC · May 26, 2017

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful piece!!
    It is true โ€“ humans naturally need people โ€“ but that doesnโ€™t mean we need to overextend and share every moment with others.
    Sometimes the peace in solace can help us reach introspectively, and grow from there!


    • lonelycityofficial · May 26, 2017

      “Peace in solace.” I couldn’t have said it better myself man! Introspection is a great tool to become better versions of ourselves! Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

      • RyanC · May 26, 2017

        no worries! keep up the great work ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. nightportfolioblog · May 26, 2017

    loneliness is pure freedom…nice post!


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