Contemplation – Day6

Loneliness and solitude are two different things. When you are lonely, it is easy to delude yourself into believing that you are on the right path. Isolation is better for us, as it means being alone without feeling lonely. But eventually, it is best to find a person who will be your mirror. Remember only in another person’s heart can you truly see yourself and the Presence of God within you..”

I have more than enough time to do what is mine to do.

When I was younger, back in my country of origin, I received a lot of criticism for the way I was back then. I was a rebellious teenager, loud and angry. As a result of the criticism and feeling misunderstood I eventually shut down and closed myself off from others. I become a recluse in a crowded city. I was engaging but I wasn’t honest or authentic any more. I wasn’t really there any more.

As a result, I became extremely lonely. I was not lonely because I was alone, but because I was disconnected from myself. I had shut down parts of me that had been disliked or ridiculed.

As a result of forgiveness and releasing past hurts, I started to open, firstly to myself. Soon, others arrived who helped me see what’s good about me and helped me see me in a different light. In them, I started to see parts of me reflected back to me; parts that had been suppressed for many years. Parts that I now see as part of my beauty and uniqueness; my essence in God.

Read: DAY6, 40 Rules of Love, form Release to Embrace (click)