What is an island like in your mind? Depending on what your idea of an island is, what it provides to you varies; for some of us it could be relaxation on a space to call our own, to be ourselves, yes, “me time”. Doing what we really feel like, being who we really are and having nothing to think about. Wouldn’t it be nice to be an island, sometimes?
In today’s world, we will probably know how technology has influenced our communication with others. Being there now means our body being here, while our mental focus and emotional energy there, somewhere, elsewhere.. the audible and personal conversations may have become digitally silenced as text messages, email, social media posts, thereby creating islands in our midst. Sometimes, we may notice ourselves smiling and projecting emotions towards a lighted screen running an app, a chat, or a website. How fulfilled are you that way, when interacting with people you care about?
Consider a difference between feeling lonely and being in solitude. The latter brings a sense of peace and serenity, even without doing anything. On the other hand, the former carries with it an awareness of the size of the empty space, the void or what is missing in an environment, in thoughts and a sadness about it. How do you cope with feelings of being isolated or distance?
Loneliness is a slow-decaying feeling that builds on emptiness. Notice any of the following:
- frequently connecting online or to people
- wishing that somebody will pay more attention to you
- frequently thinking about what is missing from life and feeling sad about it
- feeling a low energy, or a lack of energy
Prolonged periods of loneliness may have adverse effects on one’s overall well-being. Hypnotherapy can help to identify the causes of loneliness, so that you can better cope with what is going on. Contact us for a free consultation today.