Loneliness is a common experience. However, we often try to cure it with company-sometimes good, sometimes not. The quest for belonging is a basic need but we must have discernment when reaching for connection.
But beyond the comfort of belonging is the peace that comes from knowing you can always rest in the Divine. When you are reminded of this eternal union, then loneliness is less gripping. Your peace is independent of whether others are available to quell the longing or not.
Your body is temporarily hosting a Divine entity. A guest.
How have you decided to treat this visitor? Is the environment you provide inviting or hostile? What are the words you are choosing? With whom are you associating? What are you engaging? Because ultimately, you nurture or bombard your soul with all that you present to it.
The soul is insistent but not necessarily imposing. It’s constantly urging you and calling for more of your attention, your commitment and your courage. But it wants you to choose these things willingly. It wants to be there for you. Rooting for you. The question is “Will you let it?”
Do you ever find yourself embroiled in an ongoing drama you just can’t shake? Or perhaps you’re in a different time with different people but the same situation?
It’s easy to look at a familiar cast of characters and say “Why does this always happen to me?” The more powerful question is, “What role am I playing?”
This isn’t about self-blame. It’s about self-inquiry. Understanding how deeply identified you may be with a particular role then gives you the freedom to stop typecasting yourself. Only then can you shift the dynamic to something more favorable.