There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
In the last four months that I have been out of work, I have had several times when I felt the heavy weight of being alone. On top of being out of a job which I derive a lot of pleasure and purpose from, the COVID-19 lockdown has us all a bit on edge for human connections. Effectively, that multiplies the desire to see our family, friends, and coworkers…even Aunt Edna that drives you nuts. NO, Zoom calls do not count for much. You probably know exactly what I am talking about and are experiencing it to some degree in your life as well.
This too is a paradigm, or mindset, that we are choosing. In truth, I was not alone at all. There may have not been anyone in my apartment besides myself. I had people in my life that stood by me even if they were not right beside me physically. I have family, friends, loved ones, groups online that I could spend time with, or even strangers to a degree. And most of us have the same. It’s hard, I know. But I remind myself that I am not alone. Find a way to reach out and you will be rewarded.
A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.
We are not alone,. That is why this site exists!
With all my love! Namaste!