LET US PRAY THAT OUR LONELINESS MAY SPUR US INTO FINDING SOMETHING
TO LIVE FOR, GREAT ENOUGH TO DIE FOR. Loneliness and isolation can leave us
feeling empty and without hope sometimes. I have learned that when we feel
stuck in our own thoughts and just want to be free of this pain, then all we
have to do is look to God, the creator of the universe. He sent His son to
overcome all of the pain of this world and He wants to help us overcome our
pain as well.
Loneliness doesn't come from being alone: it comes from feeling that
no one cares. We are meant to thrive in the community. It adds so much more
to our lives and causes us to
be happier. We all deserve happiness. I have learned that loneliness is the
human condition that we can cultivate. It can allow our soul room to grow.
LET US NEVER EXPECT TO OUTGROW LONELINESS; NEVER HOPE TO FIND PEOPLE WHO
WILL UNDERSTAND US, SOMEONE TO FILL THAT SPACE, OTHERWISE, WE WILL BE
DISAPPOINTED. The best we can do is to understand ourselves, know what we
want and not let others stand in our way.
Never lower your standards just
because youíre lonely. Itís better to be by yourself than to be with
the wrong person.
Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses
the glory of being alone. WHY DO I WRITE? It is not that I want people to
think that I am smart, or even that I am a good writer. I write because I
want to learn from my loneliness, from the problems that life constantly
brings and to inspire and encourage others to do the same.
You canít be lonely if you like the
person youíre alone with. Never let loneliness drive you back into
the arms to someone you know you donít belong with.
I have learned that if we try to really learn, sit with loneliness
and embrace it for the gift that it isÖand an opportunity to get to know
ourselves; to learn how strong we really are; to depend on no one but
ourselves for our happiness; we will realize that a little loneliness goes a
long way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful self. There
is absolutely no point in sitting around and feeling sorry for oneself. The
great power we have is to let goÖ focus on what we have, and what we want
and remove which ones that have been mean or unkind to us. Once we have
mastered to do that, we will never be alone and lonely.
By Tim Pedrosa