4 Things Most People Don’t Get About Loneliness After 50

Many Sixty and Me wares discuss loneliness and the myths that go withal with it. Here is flipside light shed on that topic.

Feeling Vacated and Lonely Is Highly Individual

I encountered loneliness in my late teens. Even though I was born into a large family and unfluctuating with friends through school and university, I felt the vigilant existential loneliness that comes with an inquiring mind.

As I explored the meaning of living and practiced techniques for emotional and spiritual happiness, I found that my loneliness wasn’t tied to having or not having intimate contacts. It was true that my intimate relationships fulfilled me unbearable most of the time to not finger lonely.

However, at times I felt tightly lonely living with loving people. At other times, I felt totally unfluctuating when hiking solo, and I felt totally happy and unfluctuating vacated at home. Am I an exception to the norm? I don’t think so. The many variegated reactions people have to stuff vacated indicates that the feeling of loneliness is a highly individual one.

“But you will closure to finger isolated when you recognize, for example, that you do not have a sensation of the sky: you are that sensation. For all purposes of feeling, your sensation of the sky is the sky, and there is no ‘you’ untied from what you sense, feel, and know.”

Mindfulness Can Help to Resolve Loneliness

Resolve Loneliness

At the time when I lost my husband of 20 years I felt out of balance; vulnerable to the point I couldn’t stand to be virtually others. To cope with the pain I felt inside me, I went when to practicing meditation.

I sat lanugo on my cushion, wrapped myself in my wrap and started watching my vapor and the sensations in my body. After doing that for a while I felt held, wrapped in the stovepipe of my own attention.

I no longer felt alone, lost and vulnerable. The transpiration in how I felt was so radical that I put two and two together. Mindful sustentation in the moment, I realized, was the essence of connection. You may also read this: 2 Surprising Tips for Minimizing Hair Issues in Your 50s and 60s

Living Vacated and Stuff Happy

We are social creatures; we reach for others in the hope of getting their attention. Throughout the ages, stuff part of a social structure has meant survival. In our wealthy Western society that premise is no longer true. Our systems of survival are stuff streamlined increasingly and increasingly by the day. We can live vacated and survive. Can we live vacated and be happy?

Tools for Living Alone

I’ve found that by filling my time with activities and people that require mindful sustentation I have safeguarded my happiness. I spend some time meditating to sharpen my mindfulness abilities. Creative endeavors moreover put me in the Flow, a state of traction similar to a meditative state.

I connect urgently with nature, which creates a sense of belonging to something worthier than me, worthier than the vicissitudes of daily living. And yes, I spend time with people who can requite and take sustentation and caring. Living vacated has wilt a choice, a way to explore myself in ways I never could in a daily partnership.

Living vacated has given me the tools that I need to stave feeling lonely.