Sunday, 17 July 2016

How to never be lonely when you are alone


I read a great book a while back called 'love, freedom and aloneness' by Osho. This book really brought to life the concept of loving yourself and how important it is to start with this as a foundation before you can even begin to love anyone else. And this really ties into being alone, learning to enjoy your own company and not rely on others for your own happiness. I have really been trying to incorporate meditation into my daily routine and I feel this is a great habit for anyone who is struggling not only with a busy mind, but also knowing your self truly. Meditation is about rejoicing in your aloneness, embracing it! Osho says 'We are born alone, we die alone'. This concept can be very scary at first, but when you really think about it, it's the truth, and rather than be scared of it we need to fully accept that we are alone and stop distracting ourselves with all these mind numbing behaviours and routines that are so common nowadays that no one gives it a second thought. Why are we constantly distracting ourselves? Why do we always have to be engaged in some sort of pointless activity to feel somewhat fulfilled? 

"When you don’t need a person at all, when you are totally sufficient unto yourself, when you can be alone and tremendously happy and ecstatic, then love is possible."

Aloneness is misunderstood. Osho explains how being alone is beautiful and how loneliness is dark and negative. Loneliness hurts, its sad, there is a gap and you are looking for anything to fill it. Aloneness is complete, its love, it's the feeling that nothing else is needed to complete you, that you are enough.

I really recommend this book to anyone who is interested in reading more about this as Osho has explained it so beautifully in the book and has really helped me to see myself and the world differently. 



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