Do you miss someone terribly you want to strangle yourself? Read through this article and you have a fellow-sufferer but one whose shoulder you can cry on. We have not reached the dead end yet.
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We were all born alone, and we brought nothing into this world. It is certain that when we die, we carry no one or nothing to the grave. How come we pine for company when we can be alone? One is always one and alone. Our greatest gifts from God are our birth and this world which is our paradise to live in, not our space for loneliness and despair.
Loneliness and despair are not soft words. They are a titanic struggle, at times merciless and tearing, the tyranny of being alive. But we don’t have to feel threatened. We have to take each day at a time, not to take ourselves in big doses. Grief is something that cannot be shared but it can be handled. We have our own emotional vessels to fill, and it is only we ourselves that can fill them with the holy water of love so that they spill over for others to drink and enjoy. To love stupidly, to famish for love when the other person has changed his mind is to be with a person’s worst enemy: loneliness and despair. Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!
Just being there for the other person or for the next one would be wondrous and exciting. That could be the stuff out of which fairy tales are made. But there’s someone more wonderful and exciting than the other person, YOU, THE BEAUTIFUL SELF, the only one that can either build the dream or destroy it, the human being that is capable of loving beyond the dream side by side with loneliness and despair.
According to Mother Teresa, “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” This is only one side of the coin. Loneliness and being unwanted may be a perpetual wound and the most terrible poverty but it can be the most enriching element of life. Two persons who have stopped caring for or ceased loving each other have the opportunity to unfold, to respect decision and to help enrich each other when love is gone. Loneliness is nothing else but a revelation, a change, and change is ”Nature’s delight”. Change is the transition of a seed into a flower. The most that a person can do is to try to outlive loneliness and despair, to MOVE ON from the realm of the impossible to the realm of the possible.
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