I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone.

Dwayne Johnson

Alone? During my darkest days, I didn’t want to be around other people. I wanted to be alone. So when I read quotes like this, I thought I couldn’t relate. Once I shifted my perspective from loneliness as in being with others to loneliness as in lack of connection, I could finally understand the quote. Connection feels good. Made me think even more about how good it can sometimes feel to be understood. That’s when quotes like this one began to make more sense. To be understood, to be heard, to be listened to, that is what takes away the loneliness. You could be in a room full of people who share the same hobbies and life experiences but you’re going to feel mighty lonely in that sea full of people if no ones listens to you or takes time to understand you.

We eliminate loneliness by creating an authentic connection.

That doesn’t instantly cure loneliness or depression but it does help others feel a little less alone. And these days, with all the loss we are experiencing, every little bit counts.

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily on improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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