I love myself and I’m enough!
Often we hate the thought of feeling lonely and dealing with loneliness. Being alone forever is a fear that many people have.
It’s no secret that people settle for toxic relationships and friendships to avoid loneliness, but we will all experience it at various points in our lives.
Quite frankly, I have never met someone in my life that has never felt lonely. Having a significant other, a group of great friends or even an adorable pet does not mean you will not feel lonely form from time to time. Loneliness creeps upon us in our least expected moments.
We have to acknowledge that being lonely and being alone are not the same thing. To be lonely is to feel alone even in the company of one’s self. To be alone is to physically be outside of the company of others.
It’s way better to be alone as opposed to being lonely. When you are alone you are content with spending quality time with yourself. If you are lonely that means you do not feel like you’re enough to keep yourself company — but trust me, you are! You are the best company you will ever have because no one understands you as you understand yourself.
Enjoy those moments of solitude. It is not selfish to spend time alone.
We need to spend quality time with ourselves so we can be the best version of ourselves. Being alone is transformative because it allows you to reflect on your life and truly become one with your feelings. It’s in those moments of solitude you become more self-aware. It frees you to be true to yourself because there is no need to conform to societal norms when you are alone.
Spending time alone should be encouraged because it teaches us how to combat loneliness by forcing you to face it. Since loneliness is an uncontrollable factor in life, we need to learn how to embrace it.
There is hope and freedom in knowing that you can be happy alone. Take a look at these relatable quotes every person who enjoys being alone can love:
1. You can overcome what you’re struggling with.
I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.”― Elizabeth Gilbert
2. There’s a difference between loneliness and solitude.
“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self.”― May Sarton
3. Knowing one’s self is a great strength.
I also believe that introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward.”― Susan Cain
4. Alone time can be a gift.
“If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is… an opportunity to get to know you, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but you for your happiness… you will realize that a little loneliness goes a long way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful you.”― Mandy Hal
5. Loneliness allows you to grow.
“Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow.” ― Janet Fitch
6. Use your time of solitude can stimulate creative growth.
“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.” ― Rollo May
7. You are enough to keep yourself company.
“I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.”― Emily Bronte
8. You are never alone because you are with various versions of yourself.
“A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst, he has the company of a boy, a youth, and by and by a grown man –the one he used to be. ” ― Cesare Pavese
9. You are the woman who will do the unexpected.
“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. “― Albert Einstein
10. You are brave enough to stand alone.
“It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
11. Loneliness is a call to get better acquainted with one’s self.
“At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one’s lost self. “― Brendan Francis
12. You are in the time of discovery.
“Because once alone, it is impossible to believe that one could ever have been otherwise. Loneliness is an absolute discovery.” ― Marilynne Robinson
13. Being alone has strength.
“There is a certain strength in being alone.” ― Heather Duffy Stone
14. Loneliness is an opportunity to master solitude.
“Loneliness is something I’ve never been bothered with because I’ve always had this terrible itch for solitude.” ― Charles Bukowski
15. Alone time is precious.
“To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world.” ― Anthony Burgess
16. Activities of great depth start in loneliness.
“Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.” ― Thomas Merton
17. Loneliness has a beautifying effect on everyday experiences.
“Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.”― Henry Rollins
18. Introversion is a nondraining state.
“People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in.” ― Margaret Cho
19. There is glory in solidarity.
“Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.” ― Paul Tillich
20. Just because you’re alone does not mean you have to feel lonely.
“There are people who like to be alone without feeling lonely at all. ” ― Toba Beta
21. Solitude is the refinement of the soul.
“Solitude is a chosen separation for refining your soul. Isolation is what you crave when you neglect the first.” ― Wayne Cordeiro
22. You aren’t the only person that has felt lonely.
“Loneliness is the unloneliest feeling in the world, as everyone has experienced it.”― Jarod Kintz
23. Loneliness makes us mentally fit.
“Time spent undistracted and alone, in self-examination, journaling, meditation, resolves the unresolved and takes us from mentally fat to fit. ” ― Naval Ravikant
24. You are your source of peace.
“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson
25. Breaks are necessary to figure things out.
“Sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.” ― Unknown
26. Fulfillment comes from spending time to figure yourself out.
“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled.”― Lao Tzu
27. Loneliness is a by-product of self-evolution.
“When you are evolving to your higher self, the road seems lonely. But you’re simply shedding energies that no longer match the frequency of your destiny.” ― Unknown
28. Happiness is internal.
“As soon as I realized happiness was internal and that I was the only one responsible for it, I stopped feeling lonely.”― Maxime Lagacé
29. Self-renewal comes from alone time
“Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that’s where I renew my springs that never dry up.”― Pearl Buck
30. God lets you know it’s time to retreat to him when we’re lonely.
“A lonely day is God’s way of saying that he wants to spend some quality time with you.”― Criss Jami
31. Restoration takes place during alone time.
“I restore myself when I’m alone.” ― Marilyn Monroe
32. Remember that alone time is the best time.
“Alone time is the best time. But it never seems that way when it’s happening, just after the fact.” ― Naval Ravikant
33. Being alone makes you stronger.
“The hardest walk is walking alone, but it’s also the walk that makes you the strongest.” ― Unknown
34. Being alone is an opportunity to become a unique individual.
“Living alone, though it may not be the state you ultimately desire for yourself, affords an unparalleled opportunity to know yourself, to be yourself, and to develop yourself as a unique and interesting individual.” ― Phillis Hobe
35. Loneliness is a gift.
“Loneliness, when accepted, is a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life.”― Paulo Coelho
36. It is ok to feel lonely.
“It’s ok to feel lonely sometimes. We are human and to feel is to live. Loneliness is a feeling just like any other; happiness, joy, etc. If we don’t feel lonely sometimes, how would we feel when we are happy and joyous? ” ― The Happy Philosopher
37. Before you can understand the beauty of life you must understand the beauty within.
“If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.” ― Criss Jami
38. Loneliness is an indicator that you need yourself.
“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.”― Rupi Kaur
39. Being a loner gives you time for curiosity.
“Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.”― Albert Einstein
40. Sacrificing connections help you find peace.
“To find peace, sometimes you have to be willing to lose the connection with the people, places, and things that create all the noise in your life.” ― Unknown