Coffee, Plant & Nature

sitting with loneliness

When I get lonely these days, I sit with it. When the feeling came in this morning while I was doing my regular morning walk, I sat on a child’s swing at the park and thought that I have to learn my way around loneliness, that I never have to depend on friends (I don’t have much in this foreign land) or on another person’s body or emotions to fulfill my yearnings. I soon realized that it’s time for me to be my own friend and figure out what is missing and fix it. I meditated for a few moments and relief came soon. So, I moved on. I know it’s a common human experience, and for all those who often feel the same way… welcome!

In another note, I thought I might just be homesick but I do feel fine now and lighter. 🙂 Have a lovely Monday everyone!

Today’s coffee: cappuccino, no sugar from 85°C Café

12 Comments

  1. Your flowers steal my heart.
    Ah, loneliness…… I feel that way sometimes even when I’m NOT alone.

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  2. I’ve been feeling a little loneliness lately too… But by keeping myself busy I managed to make her leave. I am happy that you are feeling better too, and that you have this great method. Next time loneliness visits me, I will try to do what you did. Love the photos. so so great!
    For how long have you been living in California? And abroad from the Philippines?

    A big hug from a friend in Barcelona.

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  3. Where are you from, Prem? I know how you feel. After a couple of disappointing experiences with meeting people here, my husband and I decided to stop trying to find “friends”. We’re in recluse mode. I actually like it now.

    The photos are gorgeous!

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    • I know what you mean about being recluse, my husband and I are on the same mode too… I am so picky when making friends, I make sure we are on the same wave length. I do have a few great friends but we don’t live on the same places. Still life has been beautiful even without their physical presence. And yes, like you I also love it this way than having a lot of superficial acquaintances/friends.

      btw, I’m from the Philippines. 🙂

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  4. Gosh those are beautiful flowers! Glad you are feeling better. I have days like that, too, and it’s frustrating but if I can get my mind on something else, it doesn’t take long and all is right once again.

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    • I do agree, doing something and making ourselves busy chases away the loneliness. 🙂 thanks Lindy.

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  5. I think everyone feels this at one time or another, Prem.
    I am glad you are feeling better, and i so love these photographs!
    xo.

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    • Thanks! these were from the archives though Lisa and they were mom’s favorite. She used to have them all over our front yard.

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  6. Those feelings happen to me sometimes even in my own native land! So I can well imagine you must deal with them at times. Sitting and swinging and meditating would help me. Take care. Drink coffee ;>)! (That capucinno looks great!)

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    • maybe our family needs a short vacation to shake this feeling off, huh? now, that’s a good excuse. 🙂

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    • thanks! i do love your recipes… so I’m following too! 😀 nice meeting you here.

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