Many people are afraid of being alone.
The reality is, WE ARE ALONE.
Simply as demise is definite, so is being alone. Born alone, die alone. It’s the fact. Whether or not I really feel unhealthy about it or am detached to it, the reality doesn’t care. It simply is.
Being “alone” is the reality. “Loneliness” is a selection.
Many individuals come into our lives after which depart. There may be fixed welcome and farewell. Some keep for transient intervals of time, by no means to be heard from once more. Some dip their toes into our life-stream intermittently over a number of years. Some journey alongside for many years after which go away. Actually nobody stays ceaselessly. Which is why one should reside their life precisely how they please. Versus molding it round another person. Anybody else.
Folks coming and going will have an effect on our lives in delicate and typically gut-wrenching methods. If we weave our threads tightly round others, the material of us will probably be shredded. We are going to discover ourselves at some extent in life the place we won’t know who we’re in any respect. And THAT is much worse than “alone” or “lifeless”.
Societal expectations, dad and mom, companions, siblings and associates. Everybody and every part has expectations. However what do I would like?
This too, is horrifying.
Which is why it’s simpler for us to wrap our life round another person. It’s simpler to react than to be proactive by discovering inner motivation – on our personal.
Self-discovery is a painful course of firstly. The extra I ask myself, “What do I would like?” and “How does that make ME really feel?” the extra it will get satisfying and enriching. Curiosity about my very own self tickles me. After which, with the people who come and go, I’m able to additional enrich my life by being inquisitive about theirs.
There’ll at all times be extra people who I’ll have the privilege of being inquisitive about. With out discovering a bit extra of myself each different day, nevertheless, I’m a leaf floating within the ocean. Being swept away this manner and that. Drowned within the large waves, lulled within the coming and going of tides. Thrashed by frigid rain, crashing into the rocks. No selection within the matter.
I’m not a leaf. I’m an individual. I’m going to make use of my benefits and privileges to know myself higher.
WHERE THIS CAME FROM
Many people have suffered losses this previous 12 months. Such is the character of life with or with out the pandemic. Having spoken with associates and acquaintances going by way of their very own losses, the above piece was born out of my very own learnings this previous 12 months. Going ahead into the brand new 12 months, as one does, I’ve puzzled what my resolutions are, if any. That is the one one which holds water : to get to know myself higher. After which, to not be afraid of being myself.
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