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Old 04-17-2010, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by mittin View Post
My counselor told me that the existentialist views loneliness as the essence of the human condition. We are born alone, we travel through life alone, we die alone. It is a fact, but it need not be a source of despair. Coming to terms with your isolation can free you in ways that are not possible when bound by the delusion of interconnectedness
I find this to be a very valid and important awareness. As an extrovert, I seek and enjoy interconnectedness, but within me there is an inner knowing which tells me that I came into this world alone and I will leave this world alone. Being able to embrace this awareness on a daily basis eradicates the fear of losing a lover- which seems to be at the core of many difficult relationship struggles.
The key to life is in being fully engaged and peacefully detached simultaneously and authentically in each moment.
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