The next time you find yourself alone -- in the car, on a walk, at home -- see if you can resist the urge to fill the silence.
This is also the loneliness of not feeling seen. The isolation of not following the horde, of not always being understood.
I started to feel connected to everything that surrounded me. I could feel not only my own existence but the community of the trees, the moss, the deer, the sun, the air, the ground. I wasn’t trying! The natural phenomenon was clearly introducing itself to me, because for once in a long time, I ...