Friday, February 04, 2011

Being alone and loneliness

Half of my life is spent being alone, and I enjoy that existence very much. It gives me time to ponder, to understand, to view and review life from many different angles.Being alone, I cherished that moment most and it gives me the energy needed, the motivation needed, the courage to fight off the fear and many more.But that doesn't mean that I don't have friends. I do have many friends, but only one true friend (Venus) who truly understands me, perhaps better than I understand myself. I appreciate her friendship very much.

But, it is the loneliness that kills me hard. It murders me out-rightly. In solitude I am one with the Universal Energy, called God by many. When I am alone, I am the thoughts, emotions and the desires that guide me to evaluate my presence here. But, in loneliness I am a dead tree. I do not grow. It adds pain. It adds worries.

Loneliness is a world totally different from being alone.It speaks a dangerous language. A slip into that can be fatal for many. Two powers that stands opposed to each other. One builds, another one kills.

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  1. This poem really touched my heart.
    Your friendship means a lot to me.

    By being alone we understand many things but not loneliness. True, loneliness kills. It is difficult to be explained. I do pray and hope this loneliness will disappear soon.
    God Bless.

  2. I hope this is just a fition.
    Take Care.

  3. I have always liked to be announced as a party of one myself.

  4. I am yet to understands what brings me to one place and not the other. Like you, I have always enjoyed being alone for a while. But, when I feel lonely, it is an inexplicable anguish that doesn't seem to be satisfied.
    Maybe it is because one I seek, the other one chases me.

  5. Loneliness is a nasty feeling indeed. I am lucky that I found places and people who are a bit more like me and the loneliness doesn't creep up that much anymore.
    I hope you find your way to get rid of it. Take care

  6. @venus...Thank you. One can be lonely in the crowd as well.


    @Walking Man...Thanks

    @JBT...that anguish is murderous. Tq. comes and goes. The strength lies in facing this devil face to face and squeeze it tightly. Sometimes the mind acts feebly against it. Tq.

  7. I don't relate to loneliness and never have. I think it's a matter of attitude and love for self. I guess it's easy for someone like me to tell someone else to get out and be around people more. Do some volunteer work with people less fortunate. Find a passion and work on it... I don't know if this helps--but I think you need some HELP from someone professionally. Good Luck and God Bless.

  8. @Thank you Betsy for the advice. Appreciate that very much.

  9. Loneliness is one of the worst feelings

  10. That's a lovely poem. The differentiation between being alone and being lonely is so clever. I know those two feelings can overlap each other...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for your sweet comment.

    Happy Valentine's!

  11. You are very right about being alone and loneliness. I never feel being alone since i don’t think about it because of my activities and accompany by parents, but loneliness is trouble that too while being depressed or sick crave for someone is intense.

    That’s nice being friends and understanding each other in friendship does not easy and am glad u people are and being among you. thank u