7 pointsI unexpectedly talked about this in class tonight- in relation to how our use of technology has made us feel lonely. It generated some discussion, and now I dont feel like others are such strangers. I'm no longer so defined by my unbearable fear of Vulnerability. I no longer describe myself as shy. I am observant, introverted & attentive, but not shy. It's fun! A peer talked to me after class that I never met because I am making myself known.
4 pointsIt is such a tough time I am sure she will get through this and learn a lot for the experience.
4 pointsI have a close friend who's going through a very tough break-up, among other problems. Fundamentally, her struggle now is in letting go of the people and things which she had come to rely on for identity, and forging (or reforging) her own. She's already aware of this; it was in fact a big part of the reason for the break-up. I think this quote encapsulates her experience: she identified herself by her relationship, she's experiencing loneliness now that it's over, and she's gradually moving toward a realization of Aloneness.
This is a mix of message from ourselves and your Essence, since we are "on the same page" regarding support and compassion here: YOU MATTER. YOU CONTINUE TO MATTER. LIVE. LOVE. LAUGH. SCREAM. EMBRACE THE ABSURDITY AND CONFUSION THAT ARE A PART OF LIFE. EMBRACE THE ABSURDITY AND CONFUSION THAT ARE A PART OF DEATH. ABSURDITY AND CONFUSION, PAIN AND SHOCK, GRIEF, SADNESS AND ANGER DO NOT NEGATE THE BEAUTY, THE LOVE, THE JOY, THE PLAY, THE LIFE, THE LOVE, THE LAUGHS. ALL OF IT MATTERS. ALL OF US MATTER. IT DOES NOT END. NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE AROUND THE CURVE DOES NOT MEAN THE ROAD HAS ENDED.I just printed this off and am going to hang in a prominent place! Thank you @Diane!