I used to think that there was nothing worse than death, but it seems as if we fear our loneliness much more than dying.
When you get used to being on your own, you don’t try to fill the void with fake romance or empty relationships because you’re already filling it with other activities. So you don’t really run the risk of breaking your own heart by settling or being with someone who is not right for you just because you don’t want to be alone.
No matter how inwardly connected we are, we are not islands unto ourselves. We need others with whom to share our love and our joy. We need others to play with and learn with.
Closing the door to your bedroom at the end of a long day feels like taking a hit of a delectable drug.
Being single is a time of growth and a time of change, not a time of self-pity. Being single isn’t anything to look down upon. Being single is living your life according to you and on your own terms. Being single is being able to be alone, and not feel an ounce of loneliness.
I think now is the time you need to ask yourself why you’re looking so hard to find someone. What void are you trying to fill?
We spend so much time getting to know the people around us that we forget to know ourselves.
It’s easy to become kind of self-centered and wrapped up in your own thoughts, sometimes, when you’re by yourself. In order to combat this, get out and do something important! Lose yourself in a project or dream that will benefit the world in some way.
It is a struggle, yes, but at some point, that struggle and that journey have an end that makes the pain feel like a sweet blessing in disguise.
it’s not about building up walls,
it’s about not liking anyone enough
to invite them inside for coffee.