Maybe you know that, but make sure that you do.
We can feel alone even when we are surrounded by friends and community.
We can also feel complete in ourselves when we are literally alone in our room.
And sometimes vice-versa.
What dictates feeling alone is often in the level of connection we’ve made with ourselves and with others. Having a “good conversation” isn’t necessarily sustaining. We can walk away from it suddenly feeling alone. That’s because we didn’t crack through our false identities and into the parts of ourselves that need to be shared. Sharing fulfills our need to be seen and to accept ourselves for who we are, even in our “worst” moments. We didn’t take that risk. We also didn’t risk seeing and accepting the other person as they are, even in their “worst” moments. We don’t need to force them to reveal anything. We just need to decide to accept that they are brilliant souls – like us – with stories and experiences that cloud their God-consciousness.
Learning that we are okay just as we are by dropping the veneer and the judgement helps us to keep remembering who we are. We need each other to learn this and to remember. When we can take on the responsibility to show up “undressed,”* and when we can understand how much courage it takes to do so, we can stay humble as we rise up in our own power and inspire others to do the same.
In the process, you will notice that you’ve begun to attract other courageous souls. And when you close the door behind you, you won’t feel alone.
*choose your friends wisely. This is an exercise in discernment.