Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Perfectly lonely

Osho Zen Tarot - IX Aloneness:

(from the book) When there is no "significant other" in our lives we can either be lonely, or enjoy the freedom that solitude brings. When we find no support among others for our deeply felt truths, we can either feel isolated and bitter, or celebrate the fact that our vision is strong enough even to survive the powerful human need for the approval of family, friends or colleagues. 

If you are facing such a situation now, be aware of how you are choosing to view your "aloneness" and take responsibility for the choice you have made. 

The humble figure in this card glows with a light that emanates from within. One of Gautam Buddha's most significant contributions to the spiritual life of humankind was to insist to his disciples, "Be a light unto yourself." Ultimately, each of us must develop within ourselves the capacity to make our way through the darkness without any companions, maps or guide.

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone. - Paul Tillich
me: it really is okay ... 


  1. Hi Carol,
    Most people move from one opposite to the other. Happily I am becoming more and more my best friend

    1. Hi Ellen ... being your own best friend isn't easy for many people for sure. Mine has been a mostly solitary journey even when in a relationship. From an early age I discovered being my own best friend would help me through many many challenges. In the last little while I forgot about her and am in the process of rediscovery. Thanks for stopping by.