Sunday, June 23, 2024

Are you alone or lonely?

“Don’t you feel lonely?” I said no.

“But you’re alone, you must!” he said further.

My friend was asking this question looking at me and my lifestyle choices.

I said being alone doesn’t always mean being lonely; instead, one could be more accompanied.

I was a person with many friends during my teenage, and even now, I have friends, but I feel more content when I’m alone.

Now, why am I more complacent being alone?

There were times when I used to be dependent on others to make me happy; when other people couldn’t fulfill my expectations, I used to get sad and feel lonely.

But afterward, I learned to make myself happy by expecting less from others and more from myself.

I learned to put self goals in front of me, such as my fitness, what I should eat, learning new skills in my free time, thinking more about miracles and mysteries of the Universe, and most importantly, joining the 5 AM club.

Waking up at 5 AM gives us more time to be with ourselves and uninterruptedly do our important stuff as the world wakes up at 8-10.

I feel there is nothing such as loneliness; it lacks filling ourselves with constructive thoughts. Lack of converting those thoughts into action and finally making ourselves happy and satisfied.

For this, we need to know ourselves. Be at peace with ourselves.

The one who knows himself/herself well can never be alone. Self-love and self-improvement can make a person perfect to be with others as well.

Loneliness makes you lazy but being alone with self-realization makes you happy and confident in life.

Swami Vivekanand had said, “Talk to yourself at least once in a day; otherwise, you may miss a meeting with an excellent person in this world.”

We know our real issues, and we are capable of solving them most of the time. When we make ourselves available for our self, genuine long companionship with ourselves starts.

Therefore, take care of yourself, walk through the path of your goals, have self-confidence and realization, try to make yourself worthy, and you’ll find yourself in happy solitude.

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