Lonely

moon with clouds

Unconditional

Willing to experience aloneness,
I discover connection everywhere;
Turning to face my fear,
I meet the warrior who lives within;
Opening to my loss,
I gain the embrace of the universe;
Surrendering into emptiness,
I find fullness without end.
Each condition I flee from pursues me,
Each condition I welcome transforms me
And becomes itself transformed

– Jennifer Welwood

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3 responses to “Lonely

  1. That’s a very powerful quote by Welwood; thank you for sharing. Here’s another one I like:
    “Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.” — Paul Tillich
    Loneliness and solitude are both conditions that we can welcome and transform.

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