We all have days when we feel lonely, but the idea comes from the false notion that we are separate from each other.
We all have days when we feel lonely, but the very idea of loneliness comes from the false notion that we are separate and isolated parts in a world filled with other separate, isolated parts. In truth, we can no more be separate from our world than a fish can be separate from the water in which it swims. When we really begin to look at the boundaries we see as so solid, they prove to be, in fact, quite porous. For example, it is not clear exactly where our skin ends and the air begins when we consider how our skin is affected by changes in the quality of the air. When it is dry, our skin becomes dry, and when it is humid, our skin becomes moist and supple.
By the same token, it is difficult sometimes to distinguish the boundary between one person and another, especially when our actions tie us together so inextricably. Every move we make has an effect that touches all the people around us. On an even more subtle level, when we share space with another person, we often pick up on their energy, feeling how they feel and attuning to them, whether we mean to or not. This is what we mean when we say a mood or a feeling is contagious. We cannot help but be part of the realities of the people around us because we take form from the same energetic force, and this force unifies all life. This force is the light that all the great mystics and gurus encourage us to move toward, and it is the light we will dissolve into when we move beyond our individual egos.
If loneliness is a temporary condition based on an incomplete understanding of what we are made of, we can think of its presence as a catalyst for exploring our ideas about reality. We can respond by testing the boundaries we believe separate us from the life within and all around us. If we test them, we will discover that they are not so solid after all and that we can never really be alone. ~ The Daily OM
I have been feeling lonely this morning. I have been missing my family, in the States...a lot. I have received lots of texts, and phone calls this morning though, wishing me a happy birthday. They have made me feel better. I am not difficult to please, these days.
Whenever i feel lonely, i try to take myself back to that apartment in Mt Eden, when i was on that drug and I always had the company of drug addicts and hookers. Words cannot describe how lonely that time was, despite being surrounded by people. If you want to call them that.
No measure of loneliness could ever compare to that time of my life. Still...i would love to see my family. Hopefully...one day soon.
Right...enough of that kind of mood. I am off for lunch, then grabbing the kids. I will be complaining about the noise before we know it.