Loneliness is a mindbody experience different than aloneness. You can feel lonely in a crowd, with family, or with a partner. Yet there’s a tendency to overlook the difference. Loneliness feels imposed by external conditions whereas aloneness is chosen from within. Both have agency: an implicit decision, independent of external conditions.
Choosing to enter aloneness facilitates introspection and self-caring, but if not aware of the enacted option, potential empowerment turns to helplessness, replacing agency with bemoaning. Insights from aloneness free loneliness from the prison of nostalgia.
Now you know where all the lonely people come from.
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