All posts tagged: Loneliness

Are we ever really alone?

So many people today say that they are lonely. And yet in reality no one is ever alone. The whole universe is watching us and listening to us. None of our words or gestures remains without an echo. If, in the morning as you open your window, you make a habit of saying good morning to the earth, the sky and the whole of creation, voices will answer you, echoing from the four directions in space: good morning, good morning, good morning… and you will feel them with you all day long. Also, when you leave your house, you come across a number of people in the street: most are unknown to you, but is it so difficult to show them an open, friendly face? Are they not worth wishing light, peace and joy to in your thoughts? You say they don’t inspire you. Possibly not, because you only look at appearances. But behind these appearances there are souls and spirits. When you are able to relate, in your soul and spirit, with all the souls and spirits on …

An end to loneliness

The feeling of loneliness is one of the most terrible forms of suffering that human beings can experience. Each of us needs to find someone with whom we can share our thoughts, feelings, and aspirations, someone with whom we can exchange harmoniously every day. This ideal being is obviously very difficult to find, and many books have explained the anguish and suffering experienced by the failure to discover what some have called the twin soul! But, in reality, the human soul can only be filled definitively and completely by God. If you wish to conquer solitude and to feel that you are not alone every day, that you are surrounded by beings who love and understand you, and that you yourself are filled with a great presence of joy and light, you must unite with God. But you must unite with God in His manifested form, which means to unite with His wisdom, His love, and His truth. For the person who places love in his heart, wisdom in his head, and truth in his …

Entering the silence

“We all need silence. We particularly need the silence of nature, for it is in nature that we have our roots. Sometimes, when you are alone in a forest or up in the mountains, you feel as though you were being carried back into a distant past, into an era in which human beings were in communion with the forces and the spirits of nature. And if the call of a bird or the sound of a waterfall is heard, it is as though these very sounds were part of the silence: rather than destroying it, they emphasize and contribute to it…. For, quite often, we are not even conscious of silence; we don’t notice it. It takes the sound of a twig snapping, a bird singing or a pebble falling to suddenly awaken us  to an acute perception of the silence around us. Even the subdued roaring of the waves cannot destroy the profound silence of the oceans. Many people confuse silence with solitude. That is why they are afraid of silence: they are …