Feeling alone is more harmful than shutting yourself off from others due to this leading to further loneliness and depression, which can lead to physical health risks. This also leads to placing guilt on yourself about how you feel keeps you from being productive and extending yourself, where giving and receiving are all so very important.
Giving to others in need surely helps because it puts you on the receiving end by feeling better about yourself.
Let’s think for a moment of the way much of the world’s population lives; how feeling alone, afraid, and threatened is sadly a fact we accept as life.
It’s been this way for millennia, and finding a way out of this trap in today’s world seems to be getting tougher all the time.
Even when feeling alone it seems as though we are in a constant search to find even a few minutes of peace each day.
We’re afraid to risk ridicule or conflict if we stop and simply accept, and offer, peace from within, where it can only be found.
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The dog eat world
We’re in a mad rush to go out and about our days, and in the same mad rush to return home and shut the door behind us, hoping to settle into a quiet space that we believe will offer peace.
Our goal here is to shut the door permanently on being afraid in this world, no longer feeling alone, and instead learn that giving opens an inner door to inner peace that quietly waits for us.
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Not only are we afraid to give, but we’re also threatened by guilt that prevents our ability to receive, especially when it’s someone we don’t know doing the giving.
A Course in Miracles states, “The miracle teaches you that you have chosen guiltlessness, freedom and joy.”
This suspicious giving raises questions in our thought process and hinders our love relationships: “I wonder what her ulterior motive might be?” Or, “If I accept this from her now, what am I getting myself into later?” And, “What’s really behind this person’s ‘nice guy’ act?”
A Course in Miracles further teaches us that, “It is the natural result of choosing right, attesting to your happiness that come from choosing to be free of guilt.”
These doubting-type thoughts and more are understandable suspicions to feel in the “dog-eat- dog” world we have made, and often we are bitten, leading to further defense and feeling alone .
But you’re not alone in feeling this way, and you don’t need to feel afraid and threatened, because there is peace within you.
It’s there for you each moment of every day, regardless of the conflict and unsettledness you see all around you. It begins by being certain, because certainty is what you are, and when you are certain of yourself, forgiveness opens the door to the realm where peace exists.
Because when you forgive, you overlook the ego by looking beyond it. All that then is left to tell is whole and peaceful, where feeling alone doesn’t want to surface.
This related article may help if you’re feeling alone and insecure or sad perhaps, see how it’s in your power to remedy and move on:
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