At this very moment a certain belief is tangled up in the threads of your heart. It’s woven itself insidiously into your consciousness. You’ve seen evidence around you suggesting this belief is true. As the evidence piles up, your heart has gotten heavier.
Maybe this belief was the birth of your cynacism. Perhaps it’s taken the wind out of your sails just when you were launching a new project. For others, it’s been the gateway into depression.
What is this belief? You are alone.
This idea comes in so many variations.
- You’re the only one who has felt this way before.
- You’re the only one who is putting in any effort.
- You’re the only one caught in this trap or addiction.
No one else will understand you. They certainly won’t feel compassion for you. Why? Because you are the only one. You are alone.
That feeling—being alone, unseen, misunderstood—is painful. We were made social creatures. We need the reflection of love and care from the people around us. Living without is isolating. It erodes creativity. It whispers that all our will-power and effort are pointless. With the scourge of shame, it pushes us into isolation, more and more afraid to be truly known.
Our hearts cry out for an antidote to this infection!