Wednesday, December 11, 2013

One of the worst parts of suffering a great loss
is the feeling of utter isolation. The problem of
loneliness, which exists for countless people,
requires deeper healing than simply seeking out

Loneliness can happen in a crowd and may feel
most intense when you find yourself alone on a
packed city street.

As a child, it was easier to cure
loneliness, because the presence of a parent was
enough to offer reassurance. As an adult, loneliness
becomes more existential–it feels as if you have been
abandoned, yet you cannot say by whom. If you suffer
from loneliness, have the intention to befriend yourself;
ask for spirit to comfort you with its presence.

Children need constant reassurance that they are
loved because their sense of self is undeveloped and
therefore fragile. By hearing “I love you,” they gain a core
of self-worth.
As long as this core is strong, a person can withstand
the loss of love, even though it may bring intense pain.

When the core of self-love has become too weak,
despair is the result. In some people it was never strong
enough to begin with; in others the intensity of grief has
proved too much.

Ask spirit to come in and repair your innate sense of being
loved. Affirm today that you can feel loved within yourself,
even after a great loss.

- Adapted from The Deeper Wound, 
- Recovering the Soul from Fear and Suffering,
- By Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2001).

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