Get the low-down on loneliness and how to bust through it. Watch this video and listen to the experts, including yours truly and John Gray PhD (author of Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus). We share our wisdom, tips and advice on how to get back on your feet in no time. Enjoy!
Great stuff, right? Here’s an overview of what you heard.
- Loneliness is made up in your mind, a sense of separation and a judgment you have made about being alone. Tip: A spiritual practice helps you to receive the gifts that the Universe is constantly giving to you. It’s impossible to be lonely while receiving love from the Universe so begin your meditation/spiritual practice today.
- Loneliness is a loss of physical connection with others, which your body needs to release happy brain chemicals. Getting out and being with others is good for relieving your loneliness. Tip: Volunteer your time to those in need.
- Loneliness is a sense of non-fulfillment and a message that it’s time for change. It also means there’s a void in your life that needs filling. Tip: Try doing something that you love.
- Loneliness is what the mind has created. There is a purpose for your loneliness, a secondary gain. Tip: It’s your job to look for that gain, even if it means giving something up.
Read how Madie’s inspiring story is a perfect example of what us experts are talking about:
Bye-Bye Loneliness, Hello Happiness:
Madie’s Inspiring Story
Madie was a truck driver. Yep, that’s right, she owned and operated her own big rig semi and carried the big loads. In other words, she was a “heavy hauler”. Hearing how she threw around those huge chains to tie down her cargo really impressed me. She was tough and strong yet pretty and feminine. Plus, she had a sense of humor that would make me spit out my tea, I’d be laughing so hard. Madie loved the business she created, but truck driving was very hard on her body and her romantic life. She eventually made the difficult decision to sell her beloved truck and say goodbye to highway living.
Initially, the transition was not an easy one. She signed up for online dating sites, but really disliked the “dishonest”, “alcoholic” and “idiot” (her words) men she was meeting. However, feeling starved for companionship, she considered having a one-night stand with one of her dates, but changed her mind, knowing that she wouldn’t feel good about herself the next morning.
After about 1 month of living ‘off the road’ and dating “jerks”, Madie was standing at her back door, staring out the window, when suddenly, she burst into tears. A bit confused from her unexpected onset of emotion, she eventually realized how separated she felt from the world, like a fish out of water. She was not enjoying her life and was regretting her home-based living situation as a single woman. Fortunately, it didn’t take long for her to pull herself together and say, “Now Madie, this is crazy! Why are you balling your eyes out? Its time to make some changes!” And she did.
Madie made a list of all the things she loved in this world. The top contenders were cooking, entertaining and group activities. On the truck, she had a longing for being in her kitchen, baking breads, barbequing ribs, tossing salads and crafting pies. Now that she was back home, she had the time and place to do it.
Madie began regularly asking friends and neighbors over for dinner. Nothing gave her more pleasure than seeing the delighted look on their faces as they chowed down on her culinary creations. She felt happy and alive again. This new outlook attracted quality men from the dating sites. A couple of them ‘cut the mustard’, and got lucky enough to sample Madie’s home cooked meals and her sense of humor. They weren’t ‘the One’, but Madie was having fun dating these very nice guys. She also joined a gym and a drumming meditation group, which she absolutely loved.
After several months of her new life as chef (just for her friends), entertainer, muscle builder and spiritual seeker, Madie got a “poke” from Darryl on eHarmony. It didn’t take long for their communication to advance to dating. Within several weeks, he got an invite to try her Lemon BBQ’d ribs, cornbread and coleslaw. He never turned back. They’ve been together now for 4 years, loving, laughing and building a life together.
You rocked it Madie!! Congratulations on kicking loneliness in the butt and getting on with your wonderful life.
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