Loneliness is a mental state and is not the same as being alone.
Even if you are in a crowd of people, you can still feel lonely, but you are not alone as you are in a crowded room. What you are experiencing is separation, which can be an imbalance between introversion and extroversion.
There are different forms of loneliness from missing a partner, difficulty with friends or social circles because you do not have a partner or “I’m different”, so I do not fit in or something along these lines.
Loneliness is very much connected with happiness which is a mental state that we have been conditioned to experience based on the values of the society in which we live. At this level, happiness has an opposite – unhappiness and is it also possible to experience both at the same moment. Therefore, this shows it is a temporary state at the mercy of exterior influences – the ups and downs of life.
Our society tells us that happiness is being rich monetarily, to own luxurious possessions, and is based on material accumulation or wealth but we know that neither of these can give us permanent happiness.
Through loneliness, why do we feel separate from others or society – it could be that we have lost touch with others because of our past experiences and our hurts, disappointments or insecurities.
Furthermore, the reality is that we have lost communication with who we are. Lonely people often wrongly assume they have nothing to contribute, their opinions do not count, and they have nothing to share. Of course, this is so wrong and is just because of insecurity.
We have become introvert – and this is a very lonely place to be as our communication abilities with others diminishes. So, even though we are in the same room, we feel alone or detached and have become introvert.
So, first, we have to return to greater security and stability that can be done quickly with meditation. Meditation is perfect for allowing us to be re-connected with our self first, and then with the world around us including its inhabitants.
Meditation helps us fill the void of separation, to re-connect to our true self and operate form the level of the heart that is universal. Then, due to our expanded consciousness, we not only feel connected but over time unfold a sense of oneness with everything. It’s so fulfilling; you will never feel lonely or separated again.
Welcome to your new world.