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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: LONELY IS NOT SO BAD
vertical line Posted on Sep.24.2013 @ 04:26PM EDT by so_teh
Lonely is a kind of joy rather than what it is perceived to be. It's when you stir and shake it when loneliness becomes cloudy. Nobody gives loneliness time anymore. Give it time, give it encouragement then at last it's not a question of being alone or being loved.
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Sep.24.2013
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vertical line Go Lary go!
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Sep.24.2013
07:08PM EDT 
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vertical line Perhaps each and every , every thing is always alone in own journey in own world that never connected to others ..........perhaps due to the desire / emotion to be connected , we suffer
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Sep.24.2013
08:08PM EDT 
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vertical line There is a difference between being alone and feeling loneliness.
Being alone and working on oneself is good.
Being lonely ... just sucks
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Reply from so_teh
Sep.24.2013
09:51PM EDT 
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vertical line Lonely is not so bad, considering starvation, homelessness, etc etc sufferings. And I am changing my mind and not considering it a suffering at all but a joy.
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Reply from so_teh
Sep.24.2013
10:06PM EDT 
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vertical line I've spent a great part of the last decade being lonely. And I noticed times where I try to convince myself I am not lonely that's when I suffer. Everyone is here. I am here. We are one. Life is rad.
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.24.2013
11:04PM EDT 
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vertical line We are all here for a very deep connection to everything as to everyone... deep interconnectedness, with total openness as oneness. 
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Sep.24.2013
11:05PM EDT 
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vertical line We are all here for a very deep connection to everything as to everyone... deep interconnectedness, with total openness as oneness. 
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Sep.24.2013
11:57PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "I've spent a great part of the last decade being lonely. And I noticed times where I try to convince myself I am not lonely that's when I suffer. Everyone is here. I am here. We are one. Life is rad. "
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When you let thoughts take you over, you feel and suffer from them.

Hmm, "We are one." ... ??? ... I see me in you but I haven't seen you in me.
Guess I am still missing something ... hahaha
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Reply from leoj99
Sep.26.2013
04:01AM EDT 
vertical line Why are you lonely?
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Sep.26.2013
05:10PM EDT 
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vertical line I'm lonely because I am by myself a lot. I'm alone a good 5-6 hours daily. I'm alone about 8-10 hours of sleep. Sometimes I'm alone over 100 hours a week. That's why I'm lonely. What I do is try to take care of myself, go out for walks, meditate on the interconnected thread of life, appreciate the times I am not alone, be grateful for the blessings in my life, look on and look forward...Being lonely is not so bad for me, it's rather a joy than anything negative.
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Sep.26.2013
06:38PM EDT 
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vertical line Love arrives. And if it doesn't that's okay too.
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Sep.26.2013
07:57PM EDT 
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vertical line Meditation is like fighting fire with fire. It's basically useless. But what else can you do that is essentially empty? Do you see why meditation is important?
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Sep.26.2013
08:21PM EDT 
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vertical line Love and Meditation inter-are.
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Sep.28.2013
08:11PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Meditation is like fighting fire with fire. It's basically useless. But what else can you do that is essentially empty? Do you see why meditation is important?"
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Just say what you really think ... hahaha
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Reply from msthang
Sep.29.2013
04:23PM EDT 
vertical line I spend 12 -16 hrs alone - this includes sleep. I work as a driver so much of my 8 hr work day is alone also. I don't find that I am lonely however. I find it quite stressful to be around people - most of the time. Have been this way for as long as I can remember. This is my first post on this site as I have just started exploring Buddhism.
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Reply from football
Sep.30.2013
06:57AM EDT 
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vertical line Welcome msthang, Buddhism is easy.
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Sep.30.2013
09:35AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Meditation is like fighting fire with fire. It's basically useless. But what else can you do that is essentially empty? Do you see why meditation is important?"
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Just say what you really think ... hahaha
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My motto is 'Just live with it'

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Sep.30.2013
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "Quote: "Meditation is like fighting fire with fire. It's basically useless. But what else can you do that is essentially empty? Do you see why meditation is important?"
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Just say what you really think ... hahaha
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My motto is 'Just live with it'

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As the opposite would be to "not live" with it ... hahaha
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Reply from so_teh
Oct.14.2013
09:00PM EDT 
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vertical line Solitude- only one remains

Love- two remains two

Relationship- two remains two

Isolation- two remains two
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Oct.15.2013
04:40PM EDT 
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vertical line My heart continues to sink deeper into my chest...further into the void...into darkness as in light, as in light into darkness...gone
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Oct.15.2013
04:50PM EDT 
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vertical line Stinking my head in the sand.
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Oct.15.2013
06:14PM EDT 
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vertical line I need cleansing.
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Oct.15.2013
07:14PM EDT 
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vertical line This actual moment in life is what means the most to me. This is it...everything else is outside my realm.
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