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…
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. 🙂