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Guided Meditation for Befriending Loneliness

by Julie PetersNovember 06, 2018
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Tolerate the discomfort of loneliness.

Loneliness is a natural emotion that is a form of desire. Loneliness wants true, deep connection, and is not satisfied with superficial company. That’s why you can feel lonely within a relationship or in a crowd full of people. When we can learn to tolerate the discomfort of loneliness, it can help guide us toward the connection we truly want. This meditation explores those emotions. It can be done in any comfortable position that is relatively free of distractions. 


Julie Peters

Julie Peters is a staff writer for Spirituality & Health. She is also a yoga teacher (E-RYT 500, YACEP) and co-owner of Ocean and Crow Yoga studio in Vancouver, BC, with her mom, Jane. She is the author of Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken (SkyLight Paths 2016) and the forthcoming WANT: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango Media 2019). Learn more at www.jcpeters.ca. Follow her at @juliejcp.

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