“Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.”
… totally agree – radical honesty and true self-expression in confidence and good faith in other people is one of the most important selfhealing, self-caring and self-efficacy practices we can choose.
Nothing hurts more than losing the own ‘voice’.
Nothing frees you more as to share and offer your potential for whom it may be useful.
Everybody is more or less vulnerable and one’s message will be filtered by another’s ear, so there are many options for mistakes and interferences, but what weighs much more than any differences, is to stay tuned in a gentle intention.
And in case of misunderstandings, asking and explaining once more, not shy away from some conflicts but mastering, for to find deeper consensus and somehow coherence.
In a 75-year long Harvard study, the number one reason people live a long life is because of positive social connections and a sense of belonging. Isolated people die sooner. We’re social creatures, and we need each other.
So go to a movie with a friend, plan a game or host a gathering, cook, dance, play music, sing, write, read, talk, listen.. and invite your peeps-