The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be. – Anne Frank
As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants after you, God. – Psalm 42, WEB
The worst feeling in the world is to have no one. It is the utmost poverty and desolation of the heart. It is a wound whose depths only those who have experienced it could ever know.
Some people don’t have the slightest idea what being alone means. Some think that just because you have people around you, you are no longer lonely. They think that it is enough to be seen, to be called, to be heard.
But it isn’t enough. It isn’t enough to be merely seen, we must be seen for who we really are. It isn’t enough to be called, our dignity must also be recognized. It isn’t enough to be heard, we have a longing to be listened to out of the very depths of our soul.
For our souls were never meant to be alone. Our hearts were never meant to be ignored. Deep within us, we have a yearning to love and to be loved, to be taken care of and to take good care of someone.
Blessed are those who have found true friends and true hearts! Blessed are those who are showered each day with love.
Yet even then, there will always be a space within our hearts that will be left aching and longing for more, a space that yearns to be understood completely, to be loved infinitely, to be touched in such a way as to be lifted up from the prison of even our own selves.
Only God can touch this space, this sacred space. Only God can fill this emptiness which no one, not even the best of men can fill.
For who but God can know us more than how we know ourselves? Who but Him can enter the deepest wounds of our souls and heal it? Who but Him can stay with us forever, never to leave us even in our worst and darkest days?
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another. – Thomas Merton
1542… Even among the sisters you will feel lonely. Know then that I want you to unite yourself more closely to Me. I am concerned about every beat of your heart. Every stirring of your love is reflected in My Heart. I thirst for your love. “Yes, O Jesus, but my heart would not be able to live without You, either; for even if the hearts of all creatures were offered to me, they would not satisfy the depths of my heart.” – Divine Mercy in My Soul