The universe unfolds, enormous
Yet overflows with lonely places
Many unseen or unheard of before us
As we journey through life’s spaces
How can a world so big lack conformance
Each of us fighting to leave more traces
To be known as the most popular in the chorus
Forgetting to look at what’s before our faces
Engulfed in senseless contentious performance
Blindsided by fame and captured in baseness
Thereby creating a world amorphous
When you find yourself in the foremast
Turn isolation into a sacred place
Increase growth and block out the raucous
Fellowship with your creator and let go of the chase
God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing… Psalm 68:6
Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close. Psalm 27:10
I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit out of the miry clay and set my feet upon a rock and established my steps. Psalm 40:1-3
The world is full of lonely places and often times we find ourselves there, whether physical or emotional loneliness. Both are not pleasant to experience but they are inevitable.
It happens to everyone despite of your age, gender, religion, race, etc. Yet, some cultures or religions advocate for spending time alone once in a while for spiritual growth. It is a different feeling and experience altogether to find yourself in involuntary loneliness.
When you do, remember to turn it into a sanctuary. The key to beating emotional loneliness is acknowledging its existence and making peace with it.
It is not freedom from conditions, but it is freedom to take a stand toward the conditions. Viktor Frankl
Stay strong in this lonely season, and learn to embrace it with open hands. Reach out to friends and family. Don’t stay isolated too long, remember the world needs you, and you matter.
Thank you for reading. Happy Wellness Wednesday. Stay Blessed Always!