“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” – Albert Schweitzer
When I got involved I got better. There are many ways to reduce our sense of isolation and loneliness. One that helped me was becoming involved in work related committees and community organizations. You know the ones; the health and safety committee, a union committee, the events committee, a local charity golf tournament or church food drive. There are many out there.
My feelings of isolation, loneliness and frustration were abated as I established a link with others at work and with members of my community. Service work gave me an experience of connection and commitment. Reaching out and being involved broke through my loneliness, desperation and isolation. It led me to let go of feeling invisible, fearful and unworthy. Lending a hand kept at bay that overwhelming urge to bolt from others; from feeling unloved, unlovable and forever being on the outside looking in. As I became involved, I learned new skills and knowledge, gained expertise and made new friends.
A conviction that I can contribute, replaced my isolation and loneliness.
“More time spent in the solution, allows for less time spent on the problem,” is a great motto to live by.
Rather than succumbing to your sense of failure, loss and paralysis, get involved in some form of service work. It will allow you to step lightly into a new and better life.
If you or anyone you know needs guidance and support in getting connected while creating a better life, arrange for a half price coaching session. Contact me at http://bettyfranklin.com/contact/ or call me directly at 647-268-0482.