'Loneliness' Chapter

Loneliness

Loneliness stems from an error in the development of a sense of identity. Identity is innate, but it is not properly nurtured. Loneliness is a norm because the normative force is human conditioning. Our roles but not our being, and I would offer we can function without those prejudices. Be who you are and let that endure.

“With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves.” Eric Hoffer (American Writer, 1902-1983)

“It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.” Albert Einstein

“Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.” Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Source of Loneliness

Loneliness is interesting. People who are experiencing what they call loneliness say it’s because there are few or inadequate people in their circle of acquaintance/friendship/love, but how many people are out there that seem socially and emotionally very well connected,… Seek More

Lack of Self

Emotion is not synonymous with awareness, so loneliness is an absence of recognizable feedback about the “self”, a.k.a. the ego. When a little boy or little girl are out playing in the yard, I mean a young one, maybe with… Seek More

Reality Checking

How is not being lonely due to a correct identity superior to a conditioned sense of existing where one does not question and find they are alone? Is a suspicion of false identity necessarily present? Ok, let’s get reductionistic. The… Seek More

The Uncarved Block

Identity is innate, but it is not properly nurtured. The te as the Taoists say, the virtue of the uncarved block, is denied. Some children even before any conditioning are very physical and explorative, others are more observational and quiet.… Seek More

Own Self Be True

How can one to their own self be true? You can sit. At least for moments you can sit and practice non-doing. You can let things go for moments, and as you do this repeatedly the insight gained carries on.… Seek More

Union with Self

Desirous of peers is one thing, desirous of personal union another? You will have no genuine union with a peer until you have genuine union with self. Otherwise the world is as ashes on the tongue, present but it feels… Seek More

Why Are We Lonely?

Loneliness is an interesting topic though at first it might seem quite shallow. We all feel we experience it and we are all right, but the question is why? Why in this great heavily human populated world do we feel… Seek More

Roles Are Not Being

The human brain has a function. It’s always ongoing and subconscious, and it’s often called reality testing. It checks input in the moment against repetitive patterns of input.  Like scanning the environment while driving, if everything is going as you… Seek More

You Are Alive

Would you say that loneliness is a result of having become unconnected to yourself and to the universe? Unconnected to your own essence? Yes. Unconnected from how you started, to where you spiritually started. You were meant to grow from there,… Seek More