Finding Peace in Being "Alone"

“Solitude is Heaven, silence is Nirvana. You are your own Paradise. You are your own refuge.” -Ro Lamb
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I have spent the last few years acknowledging, forgiving, surrendering, allowing, and healing my deepest fears, pains, and woes. As a result, I have found so much peace, joy, and love in solitude and in my own company. I love doing things on my own including going to movies or the aquarium and even longer, farther solo trips. Because of the peace I have found in my individuality and independence, I have never felt so empowered and self-trusting. It is this same peace that has allowed me to create a space in my life for someone else without putting the responsibility on them to make me happy. Knowing that joy only exists within myself and cannot manifest from somewhere/someone else, this has also allowed me to wait in peace and trust myself and my decisions entirely and know that I will attract the life-long relationship that I want, whether sooner or later... doesn’t matter because I am at peace with what is. AND therefore, will probably attract what I want sooner anyway because I am OKAY if it doesn’t come at all. (Life is a paradox.) It is simply my intention. Not my happiness.
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Additionally, I have learned how to support, acknowledge and love myself when I am triggered or upset in anyway (which is rare now) and to work through it on my own. Because of this, I believe I have enabled myself to support and love a partner wholly, allowing them to be as they are when they are facing their own ailments. I look forward to meeting someone that will not “complete me” (because I am already whole) but someone that allows, loves, supports, and helps me to be the best version of myself and allows me to move through life as I need to, not as they need me to. And I them. #CreativityAndSpirit
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“The reason why so many potential relationships fail is because people are broken and yet still trying to date... healing requires isolation and most people haven’t conquered the battle of being alone.”

Grace Ryser