I don’t need anything.
Stop fighting against it. Accept that you are fundamentally alone. Somehow this advice never floated across my radar before, the idea that all of the solutions were no more than band-aids… that one could simply choose to feel what being alive really is, instead of masking reality with a relationship, a career, a pet, a trip, a car. Whatever it is you employ to hide from your loneliness, you can let it go. We are all lonely at our core. Our inner child is alone. You are liberated from seeking. You are permitted to not feel totally fulfilled, because none of us actually are. We refuse to accept that frequently feeling empty is part of being human. Maybe I won’t anymore. Buying a house won’t fix it. Adopting a new pet won’t fix it. I can’t fix it. It is time to be comfortable with the discomfort, knowing that I am not missing out on anything. I don’t need anything. I am here and that is enough.