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The Journey Inward: Is Loneliness A Gateway To Growth?

 

January 31, 2019



“Are You Lonesome Tonight?” Elvis Presley asks, “Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again? Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?” Elvis is tugging at the heartstrings of a lover.

Picking up Elvis’s refrain, are you lonesome? One out of every two of Americans is. It’s startling statistic!

Loneliness occurs when there is a lack of “meaningful” relationships that leaves us feeling unknown, unrecogniz-ed or misunderstood.

Loneliness does not depend on how many friends or relationships you have. Loneliness depends on the subjective experience that you feel e...



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