Thursday, February 26, 2015

Six Kinds of Loneliness

"To be without a reference point is the ultimate loneliness. It is also called enlightenment.

Usually we regard loneliness as an enemy. Heartache is not something we choose to invite in. It’s restless and pregnant and hot with the desire to escape and find something or someone to keep us company. When we can rest in the middle, we begin to have a nonthreatening relationship with loneliness, a relaxing and cooling loneliness that completely turns our usual fearful patterns upside down." 

-Pema Chödrön

Excerpted from Six Kinds of Loneliness, from our friends at Shambhala Sun