Someone very close to me is going through a rough time, and she is very lonely. It breaks my heart to see her pain. I wish I could do something to help, but even me spending time with her doesn’t alleviate her feelings of being lost and alone. I think this is common in our modern society of social media, disconnection and too much of everything all at once.
Being Alone Doesn’t Necessarily Mean You are Lonely
I spend a considerable amount of time alone. I like it that way; I always have. Even when I was a young teenager, I enjoyed alone time allowing my mind to just roam free without having to think or interact with anyone else. I am also an empath, and spending time with others can drain me. So I need a lot of alone time to recharge my batteries and feel normal again.
Although I am alone a lot of the time, I never feel lonely. I think that the main reason is that I have such a close connection with my higher self, God/The Universe, or whatever you want to call it. I don’t feel alone. I feel loved and supported by source energy, and that makes me feel secure. I also have a close network of friends and family that I can reach out to whenever I need them.
Everyone Needs Something to Hold Onto
My best friend and I often discuss the solution to the many problems we see others struggling with. Everyone needs a program of some sort, or a commitment to something greater than themselves. What I mean by that is that some people have a connection to God/The Universe through religion, some have a spiritual practice, and others find a connection beyond themselves in other ways. Regardless of how it is achieved, it helps to stave off loneliness and instill in you a sense of completeness. If you feel that you are missing something, it is probably a connection to a higher power and God/The Universe.
Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
I have another friend who switches romantic partners frequently always looking for that something in his life that he is missing. It is clear to his friends that what he needs to do is turn that focus inward rather than outward because no-one will ever fill that void for him. Seeking to make another person complete you is a wasted effort, and it puts pressure on them, which can turn to resentment later. Looking for love and security in other people is a recipe for disappointment and loneliness. You must first learn to love yourself and trust in a higher power. It is only then that you will feel comfortable being alone and not lonely.
We Are All Connected So You Are Never Really Alone
I hear many spiritual teachers and scientists say the same thing. We are all connected by the energy that powers us, so in effect, we are never really alone. We are all the same. We all want love, affection, acceptance, and comfort. Those people who feel lonely are still searching for that completeness outside themselves. Instead, turn that search inward, find a way to connect with source energy and I promise, you won’t ever feel lonely again.