What to Do When We Feel Stranded in A Lonely Desert🌡

We may experience loneliness when we are alone or when we have a community. What can we do when we feel stranded in a lonely desert? 

1. Prickly pear cacti store water

Loneliness can arise when we don’t connect to our emotions, feelings, and truths. A self-watering cactus teaches us to nourish, replenish, and listen to our inner world.

How to Deal with Loneliness

2. Find an oasis in the desert

When we feel lonely, it may seem as though our external environment is barren of supportive resources. However, when we courageously reach out, we will discover an oasis of a support system.

How to Deal with Loneliness

3. Surrender to the season of dryness

It’s okay to feel down. Humans experience seasons of loneliness, just as deserts experience dry spells. A helpful way to deal with loneliness is using mindfulness to observe β€” rather than judge, resist, or identify with β€” our situation.

How to Deal with Loneliness

4. Maintain a healthy ecosystem

Our organisms are not isolated β€” we exchange energy with our social environments! The ecosystem thrives when the interrelationship between organisms and the environment are mutually beneficial and can withstand stressors.

How to Deal with Loneliness

5. Appreciate the diversity of wildlife

We may conform, embellish, or isolate to protect us from rejection. However, deserts thrive on diversity β€” let’s rattle our tails like a snake, howl like a coyote, and show off our camel hump!

How to Deal with Loneliness

Sending love to you. 🌡

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  1. Thank you for this beautiful sharing, Linda….”A helpful way to deal with loneliness is using mindfulness to observe β€” rather than judge, resist, or identify with β€” our situation….invest energy into relationships that nourish you”….you speak only truth out of your heart & wisdom….pls consider writing a book ✨

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    • Hi Navin!!! Thank you so much. πŸ’– I am dedicated to become a life coach, yet writing a book is something I hope to do (probably later) in my lifetime! πŸ™‚ Would you ever consider writing a poetry book, to share your feelings + stream of consciousness?

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      • You’re already a life coach with wisdom, Linda….I’m sure, you’ll be a gem once you’re established….pls do consider later in your lifetime to write a book….I find your approach unique & it speaks the deeper truth….to be honest, I’m actually considering writing a poetry book coz I feel I must do it for my own sake…right now it’s just a thought…but I’ll act on it once I’ll get some time…idk if anyone would buy it but I wanna atleast give it a try 😊

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      • I’m working on it! Oh my goodness… YES!!! I would buy it! I would read it by randomly opening to a poem (unless it’s designed in a way that’s mean to be read in sequential order). That’s awesome that it speaks to your heart.

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      • Oh wow….I’m humbled & glad that you would buy it….thank you very much for your kind support, Linda ✨ 😊….you must also consider later….people will connect to your words of wisdom 😊

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      • 😊😊😊😊😊! Thank you!!!! I am going to commit to what is authentically aligned with me!

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      • Of course….I like authentical alignment ✨

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  2. All good ideas. I wonder whether we are sometimes more susceptible to listening and sometimes so enmeshed in our own anxiety that nothing will get through. I certainly find I am more receptive at some times than at others.

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    • I resonate with that! When I’m more connected to my heart & the present moment, it’s easier to listen. When I’m feeling anxious and worried, it’s super tough to listen because I am too much in the mind. Thanks for the really insightful point. πŸ€—

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