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Loneliness- OSHO

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Loneliness is a negative state of mind. Aloneness is positive, notwithstanding what the dictionaries say. In dictionaries, loneliness and aloneness are synonymous — they are synonyms; in life they are not. Loneliness is a state of mind when you are constantly missing the other, aloneness is the state of mind when you are constantly delighted in yourself. Loneliness is miserable, aloneness is blissful. Loneliness is always worried, missing something, hankering for something, desiring for something; aloneness is a deep fulfillment, not going out, tremendously content, happy, celebrating. In loneliness you are off center, in aloneness you are centered and rooted. Aloneness is beautiful. It has an elegance around it, a grace, a climate of tremendous satisfaction. Loneliness is; beggarly; all around it there is begging and nothing else. It has no grace around it. In fact it is ugly. Loneliness is a dependence, aloneness is SHEER independence. One feels as if one is one’s whole world, one’s whole existence.
OSHO

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I knew all along that life is about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now I have discovered that life is also about sharing the thoughts, encouraging others and getting encouraged. So here I am with my blogs about life, friendship, love, and whatever life has taught me.

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  1. Hi,
    I love the way you have written this, well done. 🙂
    I also like the photo you chose as well.

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  2. Thanks for sharing Osho’s writings. Now I think whether I’m alone or lonely in my apartment 🙂

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  3. aloneness is solitude right??
    i do believe in it too..solitude is bliss,loneliness is not..solitude is a state of being alone without being lonely
    what a lovely write up
    that image Ma is so apt and so beautiful 🙂

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  4. I have read several articles in the past few months on the difference between loneliness and aloneness; but your is by far the best and the most succinct, Indira! You really know how to make an important point and then leave us to contemplate it and process it for ourselves. You have a true gift, Indira!

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  6. Great writing love the way you portrayed life alone.

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  8. Good quote by Osho. Very positive approach for aloneness. Thank you for leading me to this posting.

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