As human beings, we are social creatures and, without others around us from birth, we would not even be able to stay alive in this world. Social space plays a crucial role in the development of our personality, as the direction of our development is determined by the expectations of other people and our desire to meet those expectations.
That is how we become a part of a collective, social
space called society, and society receives its special nature from
the culture it represents.
Most people do not understand the difference between
solitude and being lonely. Being alone is at the same
time loneliness for us.
In the isolated state of consciousness of Ego-dominated mind we do not like to be alone, when we are alone, we think we are lonely, we find it difficult to tolerate, we try to avoid it.
How we do it, depends on our temper and personal
They turn towards their internal world (thoughts and
emotions). They are not alone, though, as other people
are present in their mind in the form of their opinions and
expectations. When they turn inward, they talk, argue with the
opinions of others, and analyze the reactions of others.
When an introverted person is alone, they try to find
some activity to occupy themselves in order to avoid the unpleasant
feelings that come with loneliness. They are capable of watching TV
for hours, or use work as an escape route.
Even if these sentences are not formulated so specifically in our mind when we are on our own, the anxiety and depression overcoming us signify that there is something wrong with us.
It is true that during our life we are often surrounded by other people, and we live our life as members of the society, but deep inside we remain separate, isolated individuals for the whole of our life.
Very deep inside we are born alone, live alone and we die alone.
Being alone like that, is a state we interpret as solitude.
Only the awakening of the Consciousness
is capable of putting an end
to that sense of solitude
rooted in our original isolation.
Only when we have experienced that Miracle,
we do recognize that loneliness is our natural state,
in which the independent, still all-penetrating Presence