Self Love & Loneliness: Learning to Like Yourself

February 8, 2022

We hear a lot about the journey to self-love.

But that starts with actually *liking* yourself first, and doing this work can feel lonely at times.

As humans, one of the biggest battles we all face is one with loneliness.

It’s one of the things that keeps us in mediocre relationships far past their expiry date, because being in the company of another seems in theory to be better than being alone.

But relationships with others are not the cure to loneliness.

That’s something each of us has to face at multiple points in our own journeys, and it can come in different forms.

Here’s what I want you to know about loneliness:

The better acquainted you become with it, the less you will fear it.

The more you will accept that loneliness will always reappear at one time or another, that there’s no avoiding it.

The better you’ll begin to understand what the loneliness is trying to teach you.

The more open you will be to hear the wisdom loneliness is whispering into your ear.

And the more appreciative you’ll be of a deep sense of connection with the people you love most whenever loneliness decides to part ways for a time.

There’s freedom to be found in being able to come face to face with your loneliness.

And it may reveal beautiful new sides of you that you’d never before experienced and teach you like yourself even more.


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