Natural Loneliness

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“…as human, we crave belonging, we need the connectedness to others that brings security, but this connectedness can prevent the natural movement and evolution that we need in our lives. It can also get in the way of creativity and stifle the natural loneliness that pushes us to discover something new, that pushes us closer to God. This loneliness is the loneliness of the individual who steps out from the group, who takes a chance on what can be discovered and done outside the norm.”

~ Jean Vanier

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3 comments

  1. yes, but there is a difference between loneliness and wanting to be alone. most people do not thrive on loneliness without a reason to endure it. Eve

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