Not many people like to admit to feeling lonely but from time to time most people do feel this way. No-one is really ‘alone’, which is something completely different, and it’s quite hard to be ‘alone’ in this world of global communication.
There’s also a difference between being alone and being ‘on our own’ when we’ve chosen to isolate from others for a period for some reason or other.
Loneliness is more insidious, more subtle. It encompasses feelings of being ‘lost’, not geographically, but emotionally and of being, whether true or not, ‘ignored’ or ‘forgotten’.
Loneliness creeps up on you and once it takes hold, it develops sometimes into full scale paranoia which can lead to broken friendships and lost relationships.
We begin to feel lonely when our daily pattern of life, whether we are conscious of it or not, changes. This may be slowly over a period of time or suddenly when the people we regularly communicate with seem to go ‘off grid’ and stop making those familiar communicative ‘touches’ we’ve become used to.
This can happen over a varying timescale, but when the communications (whatever form they may take) stop the loneliness begins to creep in and escalate, especially when several of our ‘links’ are broken around the same time.
Fortunately, there are solutions to this, but they aren’t ‘instant’. It takes time to go through a process of learning, supplemented by coaching and perhaps therapy and all this is ‘individual’. There’s no ‘quick fix’ freedom from loneliness course, because every case – every person – is different.
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Loneliness can be extremely disruptive but it’s something which comes from within rather than from outside, from others. We ourselves must take the steps to deal with it and learn to recognise what triggers it, so we can avoid it in the future.