What is best ways to get rid of loneliness?
AretoNyx: One can feel lonely even surrounded in a crowd. What are some great ways to get rid of loneliness?
insanehermit: I'd say taking on more eastern philosophies, like Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism. Understanding we are all connected to God. So in that way we are never lonely. God is within, we are all part of God. Buddhist masters often sit in caves alone meditating for many years.
AretoNyx: I thought there were nonotheist sects not devoted to god's and goddesses with Hinduism, Buddhism, and other such.
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insanehermit: Probably. I think Buddhism tends to think enlightenment is a union with an emptiness. Hinduism thinks it's an ever new fullness and connection with the divine mother and all else...I'm sure it's a fullness...nothingness doesn't make sense. I modify the better religions with logic, reasoning, scientific findings, etc. Theology is another good religion or version of reality.
insanehermit: I meant to day theosophy not theology..spell correct. Yes, of course anyone of any belief can feel lonely. But a world view of being an ant on a speck of dust as compared to all being part of God...the later would have less tendencies for loneliness. And when it occurs, they would have remedies, like reiterating these essential facts. Tho with any specific loneliness each individual may have specific false beliefs related, life circumstances or whatever. Delving into this would usually help.
sleepyeyes5: join a club, that does physical activities, nothing physically over whelming, just a good way to interact with new people and enjoy the company of others, rather then dwell on feeling lonely, and most important have a nice mix of both sexes and diverse ages and back rounds
sleepyeyes5: can't cure lonely, if you don't try, just push yourself forward, and say hello to folks you don't know and would like to know
stiff fingers: Make friends with it. Loneliness is the same as being alone... but with expectation. If you can quiet the expectation and make friends with being alone, it can actually feel pretty good! A chance to be creative... explore your spirituality (as mentioned above) and become a better version of who you are. And when you feel 'alone' turning to 'lonely'... get up and do something productive or fun!
Plumpcherry: Hello sleepeyes5
This is me pushing myself trying.
Most people I meet have interest different from mine. I’m what they call a party pooper, the other, the non social skill one.
I’m quite fined wirh though. But I still wonder how do I get over it?
skoteljons: It sounds silly but it is working for me. Find someone lonely and just be a friend to them, do to them what you would like people to do for you, and see the difference it makes.
The giant midget: 1 ) get off your big fat ass , get outdoors , the world is huge , but just around the corner from your house , it even bigger, so much to do and see , yes get outside
2 ) don't be shy , guaranteed that your great grandparents weren't shy after all neither were your parents to cut all that silly Shyness to have sex and have kids , yes you one of them ,you reading this now aren't you?
3 ) just be yourself, don't try to impress people it never really does any good in the long run and it stresses you out
4 ) be outspoken / speak up , regardless of topic of conversation about , it can truly become a mental health issue and most of the time it gives you self guilt causing anxiety also
"" danm it I should have said what I really wanted to say "" syndrome
5 ) best of friends were once strangers