Cure for Loneliness

 

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People have been known to do a lot of different things to cure loneliness. They work to connect with others, expand their circles by joining groups of various kinds and some even get married or launch on an aimless quest in search of Mr. or Mrs. Right.  Sadly, they find that loneliness still seems to be like a close constant companion. The question of the matter then becomes, What’s the real cure for loneliness? If the cure isn’t adding other people what’s the logical answer? Maybe the answer to removing loneliness is not about connecting with others but loneliness is about connecting and being in alignment with ourselves.

When we are out of personal alignment the result is loneliness. Far too many of us think that being alone has to be a lonely place. Loneliness and being alone are not the same. When we are alone we can just “be” with ourselves. Being in alignment means to be parallel or straight with our true nature or higher self. It may sound too ridiculously different to be true but instead of looking outside of ourselves to cure loneliness try looking within.

My truth: 

I’ve tried going within through meditation, affirmations, mindfulness, and envisioning when feelings of loneliness tried to overwhelm me. Over the years, with practice, I’ve become better at it. Actually, now I see loneliness as a highway rumble line. Loneliness is a signal that I’m going out of alignment and I need to “center” myself within the middle of my lane. Friends and relationships with others have their place but no relationship is more important than the one that we have with ourselves. In fact, giving our relationship with ourselves priority improves the quality and type of relationships we have with others.

Thank you for reading. I would truly enjoy reading about your truth on the topic. Please share your authentic truth. Enlighten us.

Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder or respectfully respond from their own unique perspective.

In peace and light,

Dr. Free

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Author: Dr. Free

Dr. Free is a veteran educator. Her area of expertise is African-centered education consulting. She is a life learner who is passionate about truth, liberation, and justice. Dr. Free strives to be true to herself. She expresses herself in a way that enhances the lives of others and she enjoys giving others the space and encouragment to do the same.

2 thoughts on “Cure for Loneliness”

  1. I found this totally resontated with me. I’ve also spoken to a naturopath who mentioned that the fear-based self is not the real self, and wants to keep distracting you with fear. My only question is, for someone like myself who is constantly thinking, I don’t know how to even get some distance between my constant thoughts and my real self.

    1. The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer is a great book that will give you further insight into this matter. He states “There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind – you are the one who hears it.” … This is a solid place to begin in understanding the ego and its chatter in the mind. Give yourself some mercy as you undergo the process. You are well on your way.

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