Aloneness during the Holidays

tumblr_n6kaja2V9I1s1fji4o1_1280Do you find the holidays is when we truly feel loneliness that we never really feel the rest of the year? When we sit at a holiday dinner table staring at the relatives we have not spoken or seen for a year, we feel the loneliness or really the disconnectedness with our family members.  We may never have had a genuine, truthful conversation about who we are, our lives, or our dreams.

For me, I have decided to face this loneliness head on without pretending or feigning togetherness with my family.  I have decided to spend the holidays alone, to simply face the fear of loneliness.  What I have discovered is that I don’t feel lonely while alone.  As I learn about myself, and to love and accept myself, I find that I really do like who I am.

What I love most about myself is my genuine interest in connecting with others, my child-like enthusiasm in wanting to learn about and try everything, and my endless search for adventure in my life.  As I spend more and more time with myself, I have come to enjoy my own company, and I want to spend more time alone with myself.

I still can be judgmental, critical, stubborn, and always think I’m right, but I am softening these hard edges through self awareness.  I am beginning to accept both the good and the bad about myself, and look forward to many more years with my own company.  (Copyright 2015 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)

Author: Journey of Awakening

Hi, I'm Brooke who will be taking you on a journey of spiritual awakening. I experienced a spiritual awakening in March 2011 when my consciousness was awakened, inspired, and transformed forever. I will serve as your guide on this journey, and hope you will join me!

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