Epiphany 101.65

We are always and constantly alone. We are born alone, and we will die alone. Get used to it.

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This blog is about the journey and experiences in my life as an Aikidoka. With close to 20 years in the arts, I'll make comments and judgements based on 2 principles, E&E. Experimentation and Experiential reflection. please enjoy, and comment freely.
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3 Responses to Epiphany 101.65

  1. Andrew says:

    It depends on what you are when you’re alone and how “alone” is placed. I certainly knew that I was “alone” growing up – but I was depressed often and couldn’t figure out why relationships came hard to me. Now that I’m older (and have gone through some experiences) I still believe I am “alone”, but in a sense that I’m my own man, rather than “alone”.

    Was that your point?

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    • The state of alone-ness is absolute, independent from all societal or chronological stages of development.

      No matter what, where, when, or who we are with, we are ultimately one single being. that sense of solidarity freaks people out, which i think you can attest to. other people deals with solidarity as a kind of negative, so people make lots of friends and become socially active in Facebook, thinking that the cliche ‘social networking’ is the antidote to loneliness. Even in a marriage, with your spouse sleeping beside you for the rest of your life, you ultimately fall asleep, or not, for yourself. when you eat, you eat for yourself. that is the loneliness, the reality of our existence.

      If we can cope with this state of loneliness, we can cope with 6 million friends, we can cope with being marooned all alone on a desolated island. if we cannot cope with loneliness, we will still feel dreary when we are surrounded by friends and loved ones.

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