“One is the loneliest number. . ♫” - Three Dog Night
“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.” - Wayne Dyer
Reluctance to be alone can be rooted in many things – childhood abandonment, fear of facing our resentments, guilt, shame or many other things. Modern society makes avoiding ourselves seem all too natural – online social networks, television, I-Pods and a host of other things conspire with us to make sure that we do not take the time to be comfortable in our own skin. The prospect of being alone and undistracted can seem sure to bring on feelings of loneliness.
The only person we have to spend the rest of our lives with is our self, so does it not make sense to come to know and be allied with ourselves? It is only in solitude and through self-observation that we can comprehend the elegance of our spirit. It is only in learning to dwell in our spirit that we can develop enough detachment from ourselves to be able to observe and come to know our “self.” It is also in solitude that we come to experience and know God. Although it may take some courage and persistence to develop ourselves enough spiritually that we can “get to know ourselves,” the payoff is that we will realize that we have a new best friend, and we will never be lonely again.
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