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Alone But Not Lonely

We can be alone in a room and not feel alone. When I am reading a good book I do not feel alone. When I am exercising or writing I do not feel alone.

The human species is social - we interact with each other in nearly every aspect of living. So, the desire to socialize comes up even if our personal activities are fulfilling to us. Aloneness is felt when we have become dependent on someone or something outside of our own being to 'provide' personal happiness.

Thoughts to reflect upon after silent meditation -

Being alone, and also feeling lonely, comes when we have not yet discovered that our personal fulfillment comes right out of our depths, right from our depth of consciousness, from communion with our Source, Resource.

Contact with our Source-Resource is socializing with the Presence that is always with us as a listening ear, that warms and energizes us with feelings of harmony, spurring us on to be positive and productive in the world.

"In contact with our Source we are never alone -
The unseen presence our infinite and daily companion."

To develop consciousness of the Unseen Companion, listen to the soft wind within, developed in silent meditation and carried out into daily living. When we learn how to socialize with our Source, we will find that we always have a companion with us, that we are really never 'alone'.

Being alone without being lonely happens when we discover and nurture the Holy Presence within. Our fulfillment lies in taking the gifts of the Holy Spirit - warmth and energy, peace and contentment into our social interactions.

As we improve the quality of our character, we become more aware of our state of happiness - the state of happiness hidden from us till we consistently act for the best of each situation.

We may think that happiness is an acquisition, and therefore buy more and more things. Soon we observe that depending on the momentary high experienced in an acquisition is truly temporary, and that in order to stay happy all the time, we would have to acquire a never-ending stream of objects.

We also might think that another person gives us happiness by paying attention to us. Again, this would mean a person would have to be focusing on us all the time, in order for us to feel happiness all the time.

Neither by trying to acquire a stream of possessions, or by constantly expecting or trying to coerce a person to focus all their attention on us, do we experience a baseline of happiness.

We all want happiness - so where is it?

Happiness is the outcome of harmony. And, harmony is the outcome of living moment to moment in alignment with the highest good of the moment. When we live peacefully and usefully, we are living harmoniously and we feel happy.

So, happiness is with us all the time as a state of our own being, brought to the forefront in our lives when we are living harmoniously in the world. In this realization we can see that each of us has happiness ever available, from within ourselves, experienced when our attitudes, decisions and actions are in harmony with peacefulness and goodness.

At the end of your meditation take a deep breath in and out, and write any new thoughts in your journal for later review.

"Happiness brought to the forefront of our lives
When we improve the quality of our character
Through acting harmlessly in the world
By acting with care in the world."

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