When You Feel Lonely
A beautiful girl was drinking coffee in a café when Mulla Nasrudin approached her. “Are you alone?” he asked her with an unmistakable shyness in his voice.
“I’ve been alone for a long time,” she sighed.
“In that case, may I take this chair?”
If you are seeking someone in your life because you are lonely, you will be disappointed. You are seeking a seat in their heart and they, perhaps, simply want your chair. Granted that having another person will keep you busy as most worldly relationships do, but busy-ness does not equal fulfilment or bliss. Two lonely people do not make a festive crowd.
When you simplify and declutter your life, when you devote time to the well-being of your mind and soul, when you live in harmony with feelings of love and kindness towards all sentient beings, you bridge the gap between your intellect and soul. Walking past your conditioned intellect, you realise that you are beyond all that grieves you, far above all that you crave, that you are not just a shining star but the universe itself. Who can then make you feel lonely or snap you out of loneliness? No one.
If anyone, only one person wields the power to pull you out of your loneliness. And that person is you. The complete you, the beautiful you, the indestructible you that is seated in you, that being of boundless glory and magnificence who is forever away from anything even remotely close to ordinary loneliness.
The only true and eternal relationship you have is with yourself. Live it. Love it. Value it. It’s worth it.