When you feel the loneliest

angel76's picture



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You feel the loneliest when an "I" of you evaporates.

But you don't understand this. You think that you feel so because there are no other people around.

You feel the loneliest when an "I" of you evaporates.

This is the reason why it is so hard to change, which is to get rid of "I"s.



joejo's picture

Fear of loneliness is thought

It is thought that has fear of loneliness perhaps to protect the I. Ego is the cause of bondage and release from it is bliss.

With the fact there is no fear but the activity of thought creates all kind of emotions. To seek company is one of the characteristics of self or the me. In spiritual life one is asked from the beginning to seek solitude.

To be alone is not to be lonely.

joejo | Thu, 02/25/2010 - 02:24
lalo's picture

Loneliness

What you suggest is called rationalization.

As we know, emotions do not obey sensibleness otherwise psychologist wouldn't have had work. Whether it is an activity of thought or not, it is there and one should face it and accept it while observing it and not repress it - both the sense of loneliness and optionally, if exists, a fear of this feeling of loneliness.

I think the point in the original post was that the sense of loneliness is not because there are less people around us but because there are less "I"s inside us. It tries to say that yet again we blame the outer for causes that lie in the inner. Realizing this may lead to liberation from loneliness, or not.

lalo | Fri, 02/26/2010 - 13:23