These are the final days of the dramatic 2022, first days of 2023 - and the un-predictable is winning. What a year this has been! No sooner had we started to move on from the global pandemic - we plunged Into the greatest European war of aggression of the 21st century with completely unpredictable consequences for everyone. The only predictable factor of our time is unpredictability.
A thin line separates aloneness from loneliness. Being alone is a fact of life, without value added. It could lead to loneliness or it could lead to deepening connection to oneself, to nature, to wisdom, to thinking, to creativity or to rest. Loneliness is a form of suffering. It is an experience of being cut off and isolated from everything and everyone, but primarily from one’s own soul.