Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Healing loneliness


Picture yourself as a woman
 
who doesn't fill her life with busyness
 
as a way to avoid feelings of loneliness.
 
She slows down. 
 
She learns to comfort the frightened little girl in her. 
 
By building a more solid connection with herself,
 
she begins to feels a deeper sense of belonging.
 
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Someone taking an afternoon nap at the park...

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“When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person's body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.” 
 
Elizabeth Gilbert

 

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