Self-reflection invites self-awareness, and self-awareness enables you to better regulate your emotions.
From this, we can get a deeper understanding of why we feel the way we feel and make positive steps towards change and growth.
Better emotional regulation equates to less anxiety.
Less anxiety means a more peaceful, contented, and stress-free life.
Once you know yourself everything that is meant to stay in your life, stays
Everything that is meant to leave, leaves.
Life becomes simple.
To reach that place, we must dig a little deeper and understand where that feeling of loneliness exists in you, and why for many people, they spend all their waking time trying to escape from it.
That can be an exciting and positive adventure if you see it for what it truly is.
You get to experiment and flirt with life again; some may feel suddenly more youthful and fuller of energy.
You may get to do things you haven’t done since you were a teenager. You get to take yourself out on dates; find out what movies you like; what books you like to read. It is a beautiful journey full of surprises because guess what: beneath the loneliness is your True Inner Self knocking on the door, asking you to let it in and talk to you.
In fact, being alone can be very peaceful, more so, having time to yourself is necessary, time alone to practice self-care, to please yourself, take time out and recharge your batteries.
You can’t pour from an empty cup.
I’d go so far as to say some time to yourself is absolutely vital, and once you find comfort in that space, it will become something you crave, rather than fear.
"The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love..."
It may look paradoxical to you, but it's not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person--without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other.
They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other"