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Loneliness Is Most Dangerous When It Is Not Recognized, Accepted, and Worked Through Creatively
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The Restless Heart: Finding Our Spiritual Home in Times of Loneliness, by Ronald Rolheiser
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No person has ever walked our earth and been free from the pains of loneliness. Rich and poor, wise and ignorant, faith-filled and agnostic, healthy and unhealthy have all alike had to face and struggle with its potentially paralyzing grip. It has granted no immunities. To be human is to be lonely. To be human, however, is also to respond. The human person has always responded to this pain.

Under the surface, though, we are not easily fooled by our own facade of strength. We hurt, and we live in pain, in loneliness, damned loneliness. Unfortunately, too, the cost of our self-deception is high. We pay a heavy price for not admitting our loneliness, facing it squarely, and grappling with it honestly. Loneliness, as we shall see, is most dangerous when it is not recognized, accepted, and worked through creatively. It is then that it wreaks havoc with our lives. Conversely, too, we shall see that it is a tremendously creative and humanizing force when it is recognized and addressed correctly.

The Restless Heart: Finding Our Spiritual Home in Times of Loneliness, by Ronald Rolheiser

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Posted June 8, 2019 (Updated Aug 10, 2019) by

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