“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own Being” Hafez
Being a proud Shirazi girl, I’ve visited this quote many times during the past year when I’ve been getting used to living by myself, especially during long weekends when mini me has been away from home and I haven’t had plans.
I know there are plenty of you who’d say “we enjoy our own company” but I’m curious to know if your answer is still the same in lockdown times. Because let’s face it, we don’t have the distractions we once did.
I’m an extroverted introvert and adore proximity to people and hugs. But I have to admit that I’m grateful for lessons I’ve learnt in the last year before having lockdown imposed on us, and for getting to like my own company or I’d have found this experience hard!
I’ve still experienced some cracks showing at times because I sorely miss adult human contact. But I’ve been fortunate enough to turn to my vast network of supporters to find relief. I’ve ensured I stick to a structured self-care routine to remain optimistic.
So today, my heart goes out to those of you who feel lonely and are suffering emotionally. This post is a shout out to all of you who live alone. And to those who feel alone even if in company at present time. If you are struggling, please know you’re not the only one; even if some are putting on a brave face.
People come together in time of adversity, so please don’t suffer in silence and ask for help.
Love and strong coffee