At the root of loneliness is a lack of love. Love for oneself or the world.
A feeling of disconnection. When love is present, being alone can feel full even like an encounter with something larger than yourself or the world, something sacred. Sharon Salzburg’s book Real Love is a creative tool kit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that help you to truly engage with your present experience and create deeper love relationships with yourself, your partner, friends and family, and with life itself. It is the antidote for loneliness and a great read.