In a world where connection is supposedly available in seconds, at our finger tips via our cellphones and computers. Where with a few strokes, a few key clicks, we can access our Twitter feed or our Facebook accounts and see what our 1,000 friends are up to. How can we be lonely? Seems impossible.
But it is true all the same. Because all of this can provide connection that is actually the false image of what we long for … true intimacy. A space where we can know and be known.
Where our wounds can be made visible and the unveiling not experienced as inappropriate.
Yes, we can be lonely despite all our efforts to present ourselves as not.
In these moments when the awareness that we are lonely emerges, what if we allowed ourselves to sit with the awareness instead of immediately attempting to assuage it?
What if we were to ask ourselves, “What is it I am lonely for?” Umm.
The answer may both surprise and propel us … first of all to our knees and then out into the world to touch the lives of others.
Linking up with Lisa Jo and friends at http://www.lisajobaker.com for Five Minute Friday. The prompt is “Lonely.”