It is not necessarily age that makes one lonely, it is the apparent disconnect with the self. And it can catch one off guard at any point of life and living.
Here is a share of my thoughts on this…
For anyone feeling a tad bit lonely in this now.
Loneliness is a difficult road to travel.
If it makes it any easier, remember
You are never truly alone
Neither in your grief or your glory.
Every beat of your heart is the work of the divine will…
Sense the divine presence reflecting in every beat that keeps you alive to the rhythms of life and living. Savvy
A few practical tips to beat the blues if you ever find yourself on the lonely road…
1. Get moving… engage in any activity that involves all of you. Or simply take a walk!
2.Share some kindness, speak kindly, think better of yourself and others, focus on positive reflections.
3. Join a group activity or start one on your own. There are always some ways to find yourself a hobby that you may enjoy.
For example if you enjoy reading books out aloud…You can offer to start a weekend story reading session for young children in your area. That way you will find yourself looking forward to spending some fun filled weekends of laughter.
4.Start seeing the world with wonder, than merely looking with lack. Often the feeling of loneliness comes tied along in a bundle with strings of sadness. Bouts of loneliness is best tackled one step in time by learning to shift perspectives of how we envision the world around us .
Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. Paul Tillich
So convert your pangs of loneliness to the sensation of solitude. Start out by observing the good in the world . Learn to unconfine your thoughts of seclusion and be inclusive and expansive. Accept your vulnerabilities. Cultivate a sense of belonging to the world and steer clear of feeling unwanted or indifferent. If you see nature surrounding you, at different times of the day you can sense how it changes, and yet balances itself, quite likewise to human nature with its many phases.
5. If you still find yourself a little lost, then care to consciously shift your attention from the self to the bigger picture. Think of how you can contribute yourself to the cause of improving your community to begin with in your free time.
Personally speaking I have always found that whenever pangs of loneliness strikes, writing, walking or working out either by dancing to some favourite songs or even listening to some happy upbeat tunes are wonderful ways to get back to balance.
As a dance trainer I have conducted and facilitated dance workshops for the marginalised sections of society as well as for senior citizens to spread joy and well being in their hearts through movements. What motivated me? Well! The biggest takebacks were the goodwill of shared laughter and a love loaded heart I would reach home with.😍
Read the full story here of one such experience here…. Magic of movements
This is one of those moments when writing and sharing stories from our lives bring us a deep sense of connection… with our readers and ourselves in gratitude for the learnings. And there is that sense of magic through words.
This is an old story but to me, but sharing it evokes the same poignant feeling of fond memories of the people that are attached to it.
It is interactions such as these that leave us touched beyond words in the circle of life and living and propels us to do more. Savvy
So go ahead and build your life in every moment. Start now, let go loneliness & load in love.💚💙💚