Loneliness: A Choice and a Way

Loneliness: A Choice and a Way

 

"I never really understood the word ‘loneliness’. As far as I was concerned, 
I was in an orgy with the sky and the ocean, and with nature."
- Björk

We are the creator of our reality.

What is loneliness but a perceived state of being?  Walk alone out into a barren forest, feel the mud beneath your toes, and rejoice for that earthy squish.  Sit and breathe.  Ingest this world around you; even when there isn't another soul in sight.  It's yours to relish in and it's always with you.

I love the imagery that Bjork creates here.  An orgy with the sky and nature.  It's pure love.  That pure love that exists in every moment, in every place, in every state of being.  We feel lonely when we choose that fate.  Meanwhile, it's always within us to choose otherwise.  To choose to make more love to the world, just for the sake of experiencing something beautiful.  We're born as humans into this thing called humanity, nestled on planet earth, the third stone from the sun.  Loneliness is a farce.  Constant communion exists in the swirl of the cosmos that illuminates our footsteps on the grasses of this land.  

Dance with me in this orgy of life.  Make love to the world and the sky and the clouds and the sun and the trees.  What more is there for us to do?  Loneliness is sacred.  It's sacred time to be one with yourself and dive deep -- to explore who you are.  To feel wholeness in loneliness takes a great strength and resounding courage within (along with steady practice and awareness).  

And within that quest for wholeness, we find the strength to be fearless -- because what is loneliness other than a manifestation of fear?  Fearlessness is not about removing fear from your life.  That would make you numb to the emotion within you that's roaring to come out.  Fearlessness is to allow your fear to rise to the surface of your being and embrace it in your arms.  To sit with it, one on one, and have a conversation over coffee while you feel the swirl of butterflies in your stomach upon sitting down at the table.  Isn't the only way to overcome something to face it head on?  When fears, worries, anxieties, etc are pushed under the rug to be forgotten they don't become forgotten at all.  They keep on living under the rug.  The fact is, those fears, worries, anxieties, etc. will never go away.  They're simply part of the emotional framework of being a human.  

So instead of letting fear antagonize the mind and cause despair in solitude, choose to be a warrior and dance with it.  It'll take some time to sync up the steps, but that fear will  one day become a friend that you've learned how to groove with.  It's a lifelong journey and the music is all around us.

 

 
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