there is currently a discussion going on about loneliness- about cravings and yearnings. The enlightened state doesn’t concern itself with this state of being because it is dwelling on the negative or the lack of something- namely union with others. Union with others is futile if one does not have union with self. When one finds the universe within there is nothing lacking. With fulfillment there is no loneliness. When one loves all that one is, with our woundedness and our suffering, we also find freedom from our wounds and pain. When we dwell on what we are lacking we cannot possibly be focusing on what we are, how we are perfect as we are in our soul, and not be musing about what is happening outside of us, what others are purchasing, consuming, combusting, etc.
The achieving of fulfillment is done by freeing oneself from cravings for what is outside of us, food, sex, money, friendship, community.
When one walks in union with one’s soul and spirit one cannot be lonely. It’s impossible. That’s like the moon being lonely of the sun when the earth is between them. Impossible.
all you have is an eclipse which magnifies the importance of the sun and the moon.
I’m not sure if that metaphor was appropriate in demonstrating how we need not to dwell on being alone, but on being one with all. How one achieves this is particular and unique to everyone. During meditation one expands one’s consciousness to include the universe and one literally becomes one with all in one’s inner being, whether you call that soul, spirit, or consciousness doesn’t matter.
We need to get out of our limiting minds attempting to understand everything which is mystery. Let’s just have faith and hope and be free of doubt and despair. Let us be bathed in the love of our oneness and surrender the pain and suffering of our differences and lacking.
Yes one needs to access shelter, food and water to survive but love needs to be found within for this is the greatest love of all to achieve, to quote Whitney Houston’s song. Once one find self-love one becomes freed from the obsession to quest for all these other things which only provide temporary pleasure and joy. When one finds inner love one finds stable peace, joy, and bliss. Only then can this love be shared with those who have also found their inner love, and together we form sangha, community, global village with respect, generosity, and kindness.