We are alone, yet we have an uncontrollable urge not to be. We have an innate need to connect, to socialize, to befriend, to love, to share our experiences. It is this discomfort and unease with aloneness that feeds the plague of loneliness. How is it that at the peak of our interconnected world loneliness prevails, more than ever? It is because we have forgotten, denied, and even feared the very essence of our existence.
We have confused loneliness with aloneness. But aloneness is a gift. It is endless possibilities, it is latent potentials, it is space for creativity. It allows us to explore the sound of silence and the taste of time. It is in the space between every breath and in the blurred vision of our peripheries. It is an open invitation to know and to love ourselves.