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Thoughts on Loneliness

Thoughts on Loneliness. Amanda DeGruchy Sunday, November 24, 2013.

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Thoughts on Loneliness

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  1. Thoughts on Loneliness Amanda DeGruchy Sunday, November 24, 2013

  2. “At times in my life, I have felt utterly lonely. At other times, I’ve had disgusting infectious diseases. Try admitting these things in our culture, and you’ll find they evoke identical responses: Listeners cringe with a mixture of pity, revulsion, and alarm. In a culture where everyone wants a happy family and a sizzling relationship, the phrase “I’m lonely” rings like the medieval leper’s shout of “Unclean! Unclean!””~Martha Beck

  3. These are our first real experiences of life – floating in a warm liquid, curling inside a total embrace, swaying to the undulations of the moving body, and hearing the beat of the pulsing heart. ~ Desmond Morris

  4. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Self-fulfillment needs Psychological needs Basic needs

  5. Genesis 2:18 God said,” It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a companion who will help him.” Gen 1:28, 9:1 Multiply and fill the earth …”  

  6. You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. St. Augustine, Confessions, 1.1, 397AD When our loneliness drives us away from ourselves into the arms of our companions in life, we are, in fact, driving ourselves into excruciating relationships, tiring friendships and suffocating embraces. To wait for moments or places where no pain exists, no separation is felt and where all human restlessness has turned into inner peace is waiting for a dreamworld. No friend or lover, no husband or wife, no community or commune will be able to put to rest our deepest cravings for unity and wholeness. ~Henri Nouwen, Reaching Out, 19

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